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Appeal after 14 year old boy is assaulted in Lancaster

John Freeman
Lancaster police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a 14-year-old boy was assaulted in in the city centre on Christmas Eve.

The incident took place around 3.30am on 24th December when the boy was stood outside Subway on Church Street. He has been approached by a man who after speaking briefly with him has punched him twice to the face causing him to fall to the floor and rendering him unconscious.

He was taken to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary but fortunately only suffered minor injuries.

Police do not have a description of the offender at this time, but the victim is described as 5ft tall, slim build with blonde hair and was wearing a black coat and black jeans at the time.

PC Faye Tinker from Lancaster Police said: “This is a serious and unprovoked assault on a young boy and I would appeal to any witnesses to come forward with information."

• Anyone with any information can contact police on 08451 25 35 45 or can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.