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Man bottled in Lancaster underpass

John Freeman
Police are appealing for information after a 31-year-old man was assaulted in an unprovoked attack in Lancaster.

The local man was at the entrance to the underpass which runs between Sainsbury’s and the skate park off Parliament Street at around 10.00pm on Monday 3rd October, when he was approached from behind and hit over the head with a bottle.

The offender ran off from the scene and unfortunately the man didn’t see who attacked him.

He was taken to Royal Lancaster Infirmary with a cut to his head which required three staples.

This was a nasty and unprovoked attack," said PC Sally Ward, "and I would urge anybody who was in the area at the time who could help us with our investigation to come forward.”

• Anybody with any information can contact police on 08451 25 35 45 or you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at

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