Monday, 29 December 2014

Police appeal after Christmas Day assault in Morecambe

Police are appealing for information after a man was beaten unconscious and robbed of his mobile phone in Morecambe.

The incident happened at about 7.00pm on Christmas Day (Thursday) when the victim left the Cavern pub on Springfield Street in Morecambe. As he walked down Albert Road he was attacked by a group of four or five teenagers and knocked to the floor and beaten unconscious.

The man, a 46-year-old local man, received a broken nose and a black eye and was taken by ambulance to hospital for treatment.

The attackers stole a Samsung Galaxy mobile phone.

Detective Constable Trevor Walker, of Lancaster CID, said: “This was a vicious and unprovoked assault and I would appeal for anyone who witnessed the assault or who saw a group of young men in the Albert Road area to get in touch. I would also appeal to anyone who has any information to contact us.”

• Anyone who can assist the inquiry should contact police on 101 quoting log number 0699 of December 25th or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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