Police release CCTV images after violent assault

Officers want to speak to two men and a woman as potential witnesses to the attack on a man in Skelmersdale

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 4:35 pm
A man police want to speak to as a potential witness (Image: Lancashire Police)
A man police want to speak to as a potential witness (Image: Lancashire Police)

Detectives have released CCTV images of two men and a woman who they want to speak to after a man was assaulted in Skelmersdale.

Police attended at 7.30am on Easter Sunday (April 4) following a report a man, 37, had been found with serous injuries near Ferndale, Birch Green.

The male had been making his way to work before being targeted.

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A man on a bike that police want to speak to as a potential witness (Image: Lancashire Police)

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

He suffered multiple fractures to his face.

Officers now 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.

A woman police want to speak to as a potential witness (Image: Lancashire Police)

“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 101 quoting log 0290 of April 4th. Alternatively, you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

This man was brutally attacked in Skelmersdale (Image: Lancashire Police)

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