CCTV appeal after man beaten and left for dead in Preston street

Police are appealing for witnesses after the attack in Church Street, Preston
Police are appealing for witnesses after the attack in Church Street, Preston
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Police have released CCTV of a horrific Preston street attack in which a man was beaten and left for dead.

The man was found unconscious with a serious head injury outside the Dog Inn on Church Street, Preston shortly after 4.30am on Thursday, December 20.

Police were contacted by paramedics who had found the 29-year-old man lying in the street.

He was taken by ambulance to the Royal Preston Hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

Following an initial CCTV appeal for information, a 53-year-old man was arrested by police on suspicion of assault and has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

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Detectives investigating the attack now want to identify a second man in connection with the offence.

Det Con Dan Armstrong, of Preston CID, said: "Following an earlier appeal for information we have now identified a man we wanted to speak to in connection with the assault.

“It is now believed a second man is linked to the attack and we want to identify him. He is wearing a distinctive silver jacket.

“If you know who he is, please come forward.”

Anyone with information should contact police on (01772) 209745 or email 4276@lancashire.pnn.police.uk quoting log number 0142 of December 20.