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Man assaulted in Chorley

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Police have released images of a woman they would like to speak to after a man was attacked in Chorley town centre.

At some time between 03:21 and 03:42 hours on Sunday 19th November, a man was sat on a bench close to The Outlet store on Market Street in Chorley when he was approached by an unknown woman who assaulted him.

A woman is believed to have hit the man around the head with a stiletto heel around four to six times.

The offender walked from the direction of Applejax nightclub and down the A581 before reaching Market Street and assaulting the victim. It is thought that she then made her way down High Street where she gets into a taxi and leaves the area.

Police are now seeking to identify a woman in connection with the investigation.

The victim, a 29-year-old man, suffered a wound above his right eye as a result of the assault.

The attacker is described as small, with dark hair who was wearing a black dress, black heels and carrying a small white bag on her shoulder.

Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses following the incident.

PC Andrew Holder of Chorley Police said: “This was a vicious unprovoked attack and we’d urge anyone with information to come forward. If you were in the area at the time, and witnessed the attack, or if you recognise the pictured woman, please contact police immediately.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 219 of 19th November 2017.

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