Man in 20s has operation after brutal attack after Blackpool’s Pier Jam festival leaves him with jaw broken in three places

Police want to speak to these people
Police want to speak to these people

A man was beaten so violently his jaw was broken in three places and also had injuries to his head, eye, and face.

He was battered after getting into a “confrontation” with three men and a woman in Cocker Street, close to the junction with Dickson Road, after Pier Jam at 4.40am on Sunday, July 29, police said.

The man, in his 20s, had come to Blackpool for the festival from Stockport, and needed an operation at Manchester Royal Infirmary.

Police today publicised the attack in the hope of identifying a number of people caught of CCTV cameras. The force said one of the men punched the victim to the ground and, when he got back to his feet, a second man punched him down again. The other man and woman were witnesses but did not get involved.

Det Con Queenie Chan, from Blackpool Police, said: “We realise the CCTV is not the best quality but we are hoping someone may recognise the people pictured as we try to investigate this serious 
incident.”

Pier Jam is a yearly festival held on North Pier. In 2016, two brothers were caged for more than 20 years after ferocious knife attack on a fellow reveller there.

Information on this latest attack can be reported on 01253 604112, or 101, quoting WA1818079.