Police have released CCTV images of three women after a 19-year-old victim was attacked in a ‘horrendous’ city centre assault.
The woman was on a night out in Preston when she was set upon by the group at around 3am on Tuesday, July 27. Police released the information on Thursday this week.
The teenager, from Chorley, was walking along Friargate when she was approached by a woman near to Macs Bar, who claimed she was drunk and needed help walking.
Officers said a second woman then approached the victim and pushed her to the ground, at which point the first woman grabbed her hair, before the second started kicking her.
A third woman then struck the victim in the face with a stiletto heel and one of the other women bit her twice to her neck and face.
When police arrived the attackers fled the scene.
PC Helen Blackburn said: “The victim sustained a swollen face as well as cuts to her eye, damage to her teeth, bites and scratches and bruised ribs.
“This is a horrendous and completely unprovoked assault on a young girl which happened in a busy city centre street, so I’d appeal to anybody that witnessed the incident or who recognises any of the women pictured in the CCTV images to come forward.”
The first woman was described as being aged 18 to 19 years old, 5ft 6in, very slim and tanned, with long dark brown curly hair.
The second woman was described as being around the same age, 5ft, slim, with blonde mid length hair. She was possibly wearing a light top.
The third woman was again the same age, slim, with brown and blonde hair tied up in a bun or a pony tail.
People with information can call police on 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.