Teenage boy left with fractured 'eye socket and broken nose' after assault in Preston

A 17-year-old boy was left with "serious facial injuries" following an altercation in Preston.

Monday, 1st March 2021, 4:05 pm

The fight reportedly broke out between a man and a woman and two teenage boys in New Hall Lane between 4.25pm and 4.45pm on Sunday, February 21.

One of the boys, 17, was punched in the face during the incident, fracturing his eye socket and breaking his nose.

The man then made off from the scene.

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A woman, 43, from Preston, was arrested a short time later on suspicion of actual bodily harm.

She has since been released under investigation.

PC Ben Gomer, of Preston Police, said: "Two teenagers were approached by a pair of adults – complete strangers - before an altercation broke out between them, resulting in one of the boys being assaulted and left with some nasty injuries.

"We are now appealing for information about the incident and would like to speak to anybody who saw it happen, or who perhaps has dashcam taken in the area at around the same time.”

The incident occurred on New Hall Lane close to the junction with Acregate Lane. (Credit: Google)

Anybody with information has been urged to contact police by calling 101, quoting log number 1100 of February 21.

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