Army reservist attacked after celebrating return from six month tour

CCTV APPEAL: Police want to question this man
CCTV APPEAL: Police want to question this man
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AN Army reservist was severely injured after an unprovoked attack in Morecambe.

The victim, a 31-year-old local man, suffered a broken jaw on both sides after he was punched several times by two unknown men.

The man was celebrating his return from a six-month tour in Afghanistan with a night out in Morecambe when he was attacked between 2am to 3am at The King’s Arms Hotel, Marine Road Central, Morecambe on Thursday, 11, December.

Now Lancashire police are appealing for witnesses and have released a CCTV image of two men they wish to question.

DC Jill Neil from Lancaster CID said: “This was a despicable act on a man who had just been enjoying his first night out after returning back from serving his country in Afghanistan.

“After the attack, the victim had to be operated on as a result of the severity of his injuries.

“I appeal to anyone who may have any information about this incident to get in touch with us.”

Anyone with information should contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting incident reference LC-20141217-0723.

Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.