Man wanted after teenage boy suffers 'life-changing injuries' in 'unprovoked' Leyland attack

A teenager suffered "life-changing injuries" after he was punched in the mouth in a "cowardly" Leyland attack.

By Sean Gleaves
Tuesday, 13th October 2020, 4:13 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, who has been described as being in his early 20s, 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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Officers have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the attack. (Credit: Lancashire Police)

No arrests have been made but officers have now released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the attack.

PC Emily Stanworth, of Chorley and South Ribble Police, said: "This was a cowardly, unprovoked attack which has left a teenage boy with life-changing injuries.

"We need to speak to the man in the CCTV image and I would encourage anybody who knows who he is to contact police.

"I would also appeal directly to the man himself to make contact with us if he sees this appeal."

Anyone with information has been urged to contact police by calling 101 or emailing [email protected], quoting log number 1001 of October 10.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111 or via their website https://crimestoppers-uk.org/.