Man left with fractured skull after Preston assault

Monday, November 26, 2018

We are appealing for information after a man was violently assaulted in Preston.

It happened between 8:30pm and 10pm last night (Sunday, November 25th) when a 27 year old local man was walking to a friend’s house with his girlfriend after buying some takeaway food at Charcoal Hut on New Hall Lane.

When the pair have reached Salisbury Street, four men dressed in dark clothing with their faces covered have appeared from an alleyway and confronted them. The victim was hit to the head and arm with an iron bar, leaving him with a fractured skull. The woman was unharmed.

They carried on to an address on the same street where the occupants called an ambulance.

DC Fabian Spence from Preston Police said: “The victim has been left with some serious injuries to the extent that they will require surgery.

“If think you may have witnessed this assault or you saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area at the time, please get in touch.”

You can email or call 01772 209964. If you fail to get an answer, please dial 101, and quote incident reference 1319 of November 25th.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be reached anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at

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