Police are appealing for witnesses after a 19-year-old man was hit on the head by a rock at a skate park in Morecambe.
The incident took place on February 26, between 3.30pm and 4pm, at the outdoor skate park on Central Drive, when the victim had been sat at the side of the park eating.
A group of five youths walked past between the Skate Park and Pleasureland arcade towards festival market, when one of the group deliberately threw a 3ins rock back towards the skate park, striking the victim on the top of his head causing a cut which required medical treatment.
The offender is described as being around 15 to 17 years old and was wearing a red jumper.
PC Andy Martin said: “The victim had been sat minding his own business enjoying a local facility when the unprovoked attack took place. An investigation is underway but I am keen to speak to any members of the group that were directly involved or any other persons who had been present in the area at the time and may be able to provide a description of the suspect are also requested to contact Lancashire Police.
“It is fortunate that the young victim sustained only a relative minor injury which required the laceration gluing at Royal Victoria Hospital in Morecambe. The offender could not have known the potential severity of their actions from, what is without question, a very cowardly attack on an innocent man.
“Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log number LC-20130226-0789.”
People with information can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.