New CCTV appeal after 7.30am attack left man with ‘terrible injuries’


New CCTV appeal after 7.30am attack left man with ‘terrible injuries’

by Henry James (April 2021)

DETECTIVES have released CCTV images as part of an investigation into the assault of a man which left him with multiple fractures to his face while he was on his way into work on Easter Sunday (Sunday, April 4) in Skelmersdale.

Police were called at about 7.30am following a report a man, 37, had been found with serious injuries near Ferndale, Birch Green.

Enquiries revealed that the incident took place near to Firbeck and that the offenders had asked the victim for money and when he replied that he did not have any on him, he was attacked.

As part of the investigation, officers want to speak to the two men and woman pictured as potential witnesses.

DS Karen Harrison from Skelmersdale CID said: “Thankfully the victim is recovering well from the terrible injuries he suffered and has been released from hospital.

“Our enquiries are continuing and as part of that we have identified two men and a woman who we think may have seen what happened. We need to speak to them as soon as possible.

“If you recognise these people or you think it could be you in the images, please make contact with us. Similarly, if you know anything about who was responsible for this savage attack, please get in touch.”

A 17-year-old and 19-year-old from Skelmersdale arrested in connection with the assault remain on bail pending further enquiries. Anyone with information can call  the force on 101  or independent charity  Crimestoppers  anonymously on 0800 555 111  or online at crimestoppers-uk.org

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