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Police Appeal after Lancaster City Centre Assault

John Freeman


Lancaster Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Lancaster.

The incident happened at shortly before 10.00pm on Saturday 1st April 2017 when the 36-year-old victim was walking with two friends along Church Street towards the Stonewell Tavern.

As they passed a large group of youths a small sign and traffic cone was thrown at them. One of the youths from the group then approached the victim from behind and punched him to the back of the head and then to the face.

The victim suffered a swollen and bloody nose as a result of the attack.

The offender, who was riding a black mountainbike, is described as aged 13 to 14 years old and was wearing a grey hooded top with “Superdry” written on the front in white.

PC Mark Howson of Lancaster Police said: “This was a random and unprovoked attack on the victim who was simply walking past the group of youths with his friends. If anyone witnessed what happened and has not yet spoken to us I would urge them to get in touch.

“I am also keen to hear from anyone who may have any mobile phone or CCTV footage of the incident.”

• Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 1601 of 1st April 2017. Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at