Two arrested in attack

Police have arrested two people in connection with an assault
Police have arrested two people in connection with an assault

TWO teenagers have been arrested in connection with a vicious attack which left a man in hospital.

A 50-year-old Lithuanian man was walking with his son on Brierfield, Digmoor, in Skelmersdale, at around 10.30pm on Saturday July 18, when they were approached by a group of young men and women.

It is believed that both men were punched and the 50-year-old fell to the floor as a result, causing a head injury. He remains in a serious condition in hospital.

A 16-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man from the local area have been arrested on suspicion of Section 18 wounding with intent and remain in custody.

DS Janette Bashall of Skelmersdale CID said: “I would urge anyone who witnessed the incident to get in touch with us as soon as possible. We know that the group who were present when this assault took place consisted of men and women. If you were part of this group it is important that you come forward and help us with our enquiries.”

Anyone with information should contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log number 1708 of July 18. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at