Man injured in Skelmersdale street assault

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

We are appealing for information after a man was seriously injured in an assault in Skelmersdale.

It happened at around 9pm on Saturday 7 September, when a man in his 40s was assaulted as he walked along Flaxton.

He was approached by a group of men and women. He was spat at and punched and kicked to the head and body. He was then hit to the side of the head with what is described as a machete type weapon, suffering a serious injury to his ear.

DC Kate Molloy of Skelmersdale Police said: “This was a violent and unprovoked attack and a man has been left with a serious injury.

“We are making a number of enquiries to find whoever is responsible. If you were in the area at the time and saw or heard anything suspicious, please contact us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact DC Kate Molloy on 01695 566165 or call 101 quoting log number  1645 of Saturday 7th September 2019.

Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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