Appeal after man is assaulted in Lostock Hall

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in an unprovoked attack in Lostock Hall.

The assault happened at around 9:30pm on the 11th of January after the 48 year old victim left the Tardy Gate pub on Leyland Road. As he left the pub, he was followed by a man to the junction with Coote Lane where he was assaulted. There was then a physical fight between the two men which was broken up by a passing member of the public. The offender has then walked back up Leyland Road and gone back inside the pub for a short time before leaving the pub again.

Officers investigating have released CCTV images of a man they are looking to speak to in connection with the assault and are asking anyone with any information to contact them.

DC Colin Filby who is investigating said; “This was a very nasty assault leaving the victim with a fractured cheek and we are very keen to trace the people responsible.

“The motive for the assault is unclear at this time and so we would urge anyone who witnessed what happened or who knows anything at all about what happened to contact police.”

The man has been described as white, about five feet eight inches tall, of medium build aged between 40 and 45 years of age with short brown receding hair. At the time, he was wearing dark blue pants and a polo shirt with white writing or a logo on the left side of the chest.

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