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Information appeal made following serious assault in Skelmersdale

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Skelmersdale Police are continuing to appeal for information to help identify these people as witnesses to a serious assault in Skelmersdale.

Police were called around 7.30am on Easter Sunday (April 4) following a report a man, 37, had been found with serious injuries near Ferndale, Birch Green.

Following investigation, officers believe the man was earlier attacked in Firbeck after the offenders had asked the victim for money. He suffered multiple fractures and as a result, heavy swelling to his face.

As part of the investigation, officers want to speak to these two people, pictured, who could help with our enquiries.

The person on the bike is pictured around 5am in close to the Co-Op bank and Whelmar Road, with the second image showing a person wearing a bobble hat, again near to the Co-Op bank and Whelmar Road, around 6am.

Det Sgt Diane Higham, of Skelmersdale CID, said: “This was an utterly appalling attack which left a man with shocking injuries.

“Despite a number of appeals for information, we are no nearer to identifying these two individuals.

“We want to speak to these two people and I would make a direct appeal to them today – if this was you, please come forward with information. We need to speak to you as soon as possible and believe you were in the area some time between 4am and 6am.

“I would encourage anyone with information about the attack to come forward and speak to us.”

A 17-year-old and 19-year-old from Skelmersdale arrested in connection with the assault remain on bail pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information can call 101 quoting log 0290 of April 4.

Alternatively, you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.


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