Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Police appeal following serious assault in Morecambe

Police are appealing for information following a serious assault in Morecambe.   

The incident happened at around 8:30pm on Monday 5th December at an address on Waterside Place.   

Two men have approached the house and gained entry to the property and have assaulted the 40 year old man in front of his own family, including his two young children. The victim sustained a broken arm during the assault after being attacked with a metal bar.   

The attackers are described as being in their late teens and one was wearing a balaclava and the other was carrying a knife.   

Detective Inspector Joanna Dent from Lancaster CID said, “I would appeal to anyone who has information about this incident to come forward and contact police.   

“This is a sickening assault on a man in front of his young children. It must have been a terrifying ordeal for the man and his family and an investigation is underway to identify those responsible.”   

Anyone with information is asked to call Morecambe police on 0845 1 25 35 45.  

People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court

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