Police hunt hooded thug

Police are trying to track down a thug who attacked a man in Fleetwood in broad daylight.

Wednesday, 25th May 2016, 12:20 pm
Updated Wednesday, 25th May 2016, 1:23 pm
The corner of Nansen Road and Addison Road, Fleetwood.
The corner of Nansen Road and Addison Road, Fleetwood.

The hooded yob, whose face was partially hidden by a scarf, pushed the victim to the ground from behind and kicked him to the head.

Police say that although the victim was not seriously injured, the kick to the head could have caused lasting damage.

The incident occurred on Nansen Road, between Park Avenue and Addison Road, last Thursday at around 5.30pm.

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The victim did not get a good look at his assailant’s face but police hope members of the public may recognise the attacker’s distinctive clothing.

The offender is described as a white male in his late 20s/early 30s, wearing a black hooded top with yellow writing on the front, a scarf around his face and also wearing black jeans.

A spokesman for Fleetwood Police said: “We are looking for anyone who may have witnessed an assault that took place last Thursday on Nansen Road.

“An unknown male has attacked a member of the public by pushing them to the ground from behind and kicked the victim to the head whilst on the floor.

“This was a vicious attack which could have left the victim seriously injured and we are keen to talk to this man.

“If anyone knows anything about this incident, we would like to hear from them as soon as possible.”

Anyone has any information about the attack is asked to call 101, quoting the crime number WD1603040.