Monday, 13 December 2010

Lancaster cycle path assault appeal

Police are appealing for people to come forward with information after a man was assaulted on a Lancaster cycle path over the weekend (Saturday 11th December).

The incident happened around 12pm when the 19 year old Morecambe man was walking along the public cycle track off Morecambe Road close to Asda and the local college.

He was approached by three men who assaulted him with twigs and poured lager over his head before making off.

The offenders were walking a golden coloured dog and police are appealing to anyone that saw them on the cycle path to get in touch.

“Although the man was not injured during the assault, it was completely unprovoked and we would urge any witnesses or anyone with any information about the incident to come forward," says PC Rebecca Rooke from Morecambe Police.

Police believe it is possible the men may also have approached other people on the cycle path that day and are urging anyone with any information to come forward.

A 27 year old man from Lancaster, 20 year old from Lancaster and a 25 year old man from Morecambe have all been arrested on suspicion of section 39 assault and are currently on police bail.

• Anyone with any information about any of these offences should contact police on 08451 25 35 45 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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