Daylight assault was ‘unprovoked’

Police are appealing for information following an assault in Blackpool at the weekend
Police are appealing for information following an assault in Blackpool at the weekend
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POLICE want to speak to these men in connection with a savage early morning assault in Blackpool town centre.

Detectives are hunting the men responsible after the 25-year-old victim was set upon by three attackers while he was walking along Abingdon Street last weekend.

Police are appealing for information following an assault in Blackpool at the weekend

Police are appealing for information following an assault in Blackpool at the weekend

They rained down blows upon him, punching and kicking him in a violent, unprovoked attack, police said.

One man, from Blackpool, has already been arrested and cautioned in relation to the harrowing incident, which took place in broad daylight on Saturday, June 2.

Now officers are keen to speak to two men who were captured by CCTV cameras running close to the scene.

Punches

The victim was alone and walking along Abingdon Street at 5.25am when he was set upon by men who landed a number of kicks and punches before fleeing the scene.

Police investigating the assault are appealing for witnesses who may have been in the area at the time.

They have also released CCTV images of two people wanted in connection with the assault.

Today PC Matt Walters, from Blackpool Police, told The Gazette: “This was a vicious, completely unprovoked assault.

“We are very keen to speak to anyone who may have been in the area and saw what happened.

“I am also keen to speak to anyone who may recognise the men in the images.

“If anyone has any other information they think could assist the investigation, I would also be very keen to hear from them.”

The victim, who was visiting the resort from the south of England, was left dazed and with a cut to his lip following the vicious attack.

He had been out for the evening and was walking back in the direction of his hotel when he was attacked by the trio of thugs close to the Winter Gardens.

The attackers ran away and the victim called out to a passer-by for assistance who called the police.

The victim had little memory of the attack but officers drove him around the resort to look for the trio, who he was unable to identify.

A 20-year-old man from Blackpool was arrested and police said they had been given names for another two men in connection with the attack.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling the new non emergency number, 101.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org