Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Jaw-breaking Morecambe assault prompts police appeal

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a man had his jaw broken during an assault in Morecambe on Friday 30th September.

The offence took place around 6.00pm near to the Clock Tower on Marine Road Central when a local 48-year-old victim, who was sitting near a group of youths, became involved in a verbal altercation.

The man was punched in the face and suffered a broken jaw. 

He was taken to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary where he underwent surgery to repair his jaw and was detained overnight.

"This is a serious assault which took place at a busy time of day," says DC Sue Palmer from Lancaster CID. "I would appeal to anybody that witnessed the assault or with any information about the persons responsible."

• Contact Lancaster Police on 01524 63333 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

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