Chorley boy arrested after teenager suffers 'life-changing injuries' in 'unprovoked' Leyland attack

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested after a teenager was punched in the mouth in a "cowardly" Leyland attack.

Wednesday, 21st October 2020, 5:03 pm

A teenage boy was punched in the mouth by a stranger as he was buying sweets at a newsagents on Wigan Road on October 10.

The attacker then left the newsagents before walking across the road and towards Tesco at around 4pm.

The victim suffered a fractured jaw and lost several teeth as a result of the attack.

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Police have now confirmed a 17-year-old boy from Chorley has been arrested on suspicion of assault in connection with the attack.

A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: "Earlier this month we released a CCTV image of a male we wanted to speak to after a teenage boy suffered life-changing injuries in an unprovoked attack at a newsagents on Wigan Road, Leyland, at around 4pm on October 10.

"A 17-year-old boy from Chorley has been arrested on suspicion of assault in connection with the incident and later released under investigation pending further enquiries."

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