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CCTV appeal after men are assaulted in Morecambe

John Freeman

Police have issued CCTV images of a man they need to speak with after two men were subjected to a racially aggravated assault and robbery in Morecambe.

The incident took place around 3.00am on Wednesday 9th October when the two victims, one of whom is Indian, were walking separately along Queen Street at the junction with Nelson Street when they were approached by three men who racially abused them before attacking them.

The first victim, aged 30, was thrown to the floor and then kicked in the head where he was knocked unconscious.

The men then stole cash and ID from the victim whilst he was on the floor and then assaulted the second man, before leaving the area.

Enquires are underway to find the men responsible. A 25 year old man from Morecambe has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and is currently on police bail pending further enquires.

Police have released a CCTV image of a white man wearing a blue Adidas top they are hoping someone will recognise.

DC Trevor Walker from Lancaster CID said: "This is a nasty and completely unnecessary attack which left a man unconscious on the pavement. The attack later continued along the promenade but fortunately he only suffered soreness and grazing. I would very much like to speak with this man and would ask anybody who knows who he is to come forward and let me know either anonymously or otherwise.

“I would also like to speak with the second man who was assaulted. This victim, who is Asian, has not come forward to speak to the police at this time and i would be extremely grateful if he could make contact with us."

• Anyone with any information about this incident should contact Lancashire Police on 101