Man wanted by Lancaster Police after teen suffers fractured skull in vicious Accrington attack

A man is wanted by police after two people were attacked in Accrington, leaving one with a fractured skull.

By Sean Gleaves
Tuesday, 12th April 2022, 4:40 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th April 2022, 4:54 pm

An 18-year-old man suffered a fractured skull after he was struck on the head from behind in the early hours of Saturday, April 2.

The victim then saw a second man being struck in the head.

“This victim is currently unknown to the police and we would ask them to come forward,” a spokesman for Lancashire Police said.

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Have you seen this man? Police want to speak to him following two serious assaults in Accrington. (Credit: Lancashire Police)

Detectives on Tuesday (April 12) released an image of a man they wanted to speak to as part of their investigation.

Christopher Hodgkinson, aka Chris Johnston, is described as white, 5ft 8ins tall, with short brown hair.

His last known address was New Village in Ingleton, Carnforth.

Anyone who knows where he is should contact the police by calling 101 or emailing [email protected], quoting log number 0544 of April 3.

Independent charity Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at