Arrests made in Skelmersdale wounding investigation

Friday, July 5, 2019

POLICE investigating a serious wounding in Skelmersdale have arrested two men.


At about 12.30pm on Tuesday, July 2nd police were called by the ambulance service to a report that the victim, a man in his early 50s, had suffered a knife injury to his head on Windrows.


He was taken to hospital and has now been discharged.


Police launched an investigation and two men aged 18 and 23, of Skelmersdale, were arrested on suspicion of wounding. They have been bailed pending further enquiries.


The offenders were believed to be a group of around four or five men wearing dark clothing and face coverings.


Detective Sgt Pete Reil, of Lancashire Police, said: “We are continuing to investigate this nasty assault and while we have made two arrests we believe a larger group was involved and our enquiries are very much on-going.


“I would like to thank the community for their help so far and I would encourage them to continue to come forward and talk to us so we can identify all those responsible for this shocking assault.”


Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 0593 of Tuesday, July 2nd or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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