Man loses part of ear in North Shore robbery

The robbery took place as the man walked along Claremont Road t
The robbery took place as the man walked along Claremont Road t
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An appeal has been launched after a man lost part of his ear in a vicious robbery in North Shore, say police.

The robbery took place as the man walked along Claremont Road towards the junction of Cromwell Road just after midnight on Saturday, May 5.

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Two men, who were unknown to the victim, approached the man and asked him for a lighter. The victim gave the man his lighter and used his mobile phone as a windshield while the cigarette was lit.

Police say that one of the men then grabbed the victim’s phone. The man tried to defend himself and get his phone back but he was attacked by a second man who bit his left ear.

The victim, in his 20s, lost part of his ear in the attack and had to undergo surgery.

Lancashire Police launched an appeal for information on Tuesday, June 12 for anyone who saw the incident to get in touch.

PC Alan Bagan of Blackpool Police, said: “This is clearly a nasty attack which has caused the victim significant injury and we need to find those responsible. We’re appealing to anyone with information, or who remembers anything suspicious happening in the area on that morning to speak to police.”

The first man is described as being white, in his mid-20s, with short dark hair, who was wearing a pair of shorts.

The second offender is believed to be a white man, in his late teens to early twenties who was wearing a blue jacket.

Both spoke with regional accents. It is believed they made off back down Cromwell Road.

Anyone with information can call 101, quoting crime reference WA1811112.

Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.