Teen needed surgery after pub attack

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Girl, 18, needed plastic surgery after intervening in domestic argument

A teenager has had to undergo plastic surgery after she was attacked outside a Preston pub.

The 18-year-old woman and her 19-year-old male friend were attacked when they tried to break up a fight between a man and a woman outside the Continental pub on South Meadow Lane, Preston, at around 11.30pm on Saturday, July 26.

The pair spotted a couple arguing and tried to diffuse the situation but the rowing couple turned on the teenagers launching a vicious attack.

Police say the couple kicked the 19-year-old male victim unconscious and smashed a glass into the face of the 18-year-old female victim, leaving her needing plastic surgery.

Detective Inspector Paddy O’Neill from Preston CID, said: “We believe that the two suspects were attending a wedding party at the Continental that day, and we are appealing for witnesses to the assault or anyone who can help us identify and locate the pair.

“We would also be particularly interested to hear from those who may have taken photographs at the function.

He continued: “We believe these two suspects are a couple and may have been together for some time.

“The level of violence used on these two teenagers during this unprovoked attack was disgraceful and is completely unacceptable. The young girl is still in hospital and is undergoing plastic surgery.”

The female suspect is described as a white with a Lancashire accent, slim build, with long dark possibly red hair, mid to late 20s, wearing a dress with black and white panels.

The male suspect is described as being white in his mid to late 20s, with a muscular build with very short or cropped light hair, wearing jeans with a short sleeved top.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number LC-20140726-2080.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.