Teenager has jaw broken in vicious attack outside town centre pub in Clitheroe

An 18-year-old man has undergone surgery on a broken jaw after he was attacked on a night out with a friend in Clitheroe.

By Matthew Calderbank
Thursday, 10th September 2020, 10:04 am
Updated Thursday, 10th September 2020, 10:50 am

The young man had been out with a friend when they were both attacked outside the White Lion pub in Market Place shortly before midnight on Saturday (September 5).

Police say the pair had been confronted by two men and a woman before an argument broke out.

The two men were then attacked, with the 18-year-old suffering a broken jaw which has required surgery. His friend was also beaten and suffered minor facial injuries.

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An 18-year-old man had his jaw broken after he was attacked just before midnight on Saturday, September 5, outside the White Lion pub in Market Place, Clitheroe. Pic: Google

Police are appealing for information from anyone who might have witnessed the attack.

DS Sarah Hargreaves, of Ribble Valley Police, said: "This was a nasty and entirely unprovoked attack on two men who were simply enjoying a night out.

"As a result, one has suffered a serious injury, for which he has had to have surgery.

"We would now like to hear from anybody who saw the incident or saw the group before it happened.

"Perhaps you saw all or part of the attack or saw the group around the time it happened, or maybe you recognise the description of the group.

"Whatever information you have, please share it with us as soon as possible."

One of the men who approached the pair is described as being white, between 5ft 9ins and 5ft 11ins tall, approximately 18-years-old and wearing a light-coloured T-shirt - possibly white in colour.

The second man is described as white, aged around 18, roughly 6ft 4ins tall and of broad build.

The woman is described as being white, around 18 years old, of average height and build, with blonde hair.

Anybody with information is asked to contact us on 101, quoting log number 1121 of September 6.