Gang attack man with 'crowbar and rake' in 'appalling' broad daylight assault in Kirkham

A man was attacked from behind by a group of men wielding a "rake and a crowbar" on a "street where families and children live" in Kirkham.

Tuesday, 22nd December 2020, 6:59 pm

A group of around "five to six men" grabbed the victim from behind before striking him with a rake in Ash Avenue at around 3pm on Saturday, November 1.

They then proceeded to hit the man on the head with a crowbar, resulting in a "serious head injury."

The 29-year-old victim was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment.

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Four men aged 25, 26, 33 and 24 have been arrested on suspicion of assault in relation to this incident. They have since been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

DC Steve Wood, from Blackpool Police, said: "This was an appalling attack in broad daylight on a street where families and children live.

“"We have been on with a number of enquiries since the incident and are now at the stage where we are asking the public for their help in identifying the people pictured on CCTV.

"If you recognise the clothing or these people look potentially like someone you know, please make contact with us."

A group of around five to six men grabbed the victim from behind before striking him with a rake. (Credit: Lancashire Police)

Anyone with information about the incident has been urged to email [email protected] or call 01253 604141. If you fail to get an answer, dial 101 quoting incident reference 995 of November 1.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can contact anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at

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