Police appeal after serious assault in Darwen

This Is Lancashire: POLICE are appealing for information after a man was seriously assaulted in Darwen. POLICE are appealing for information after a man was seriously assaulted in Darwen.

POLICE are appealing for information after a man was seriously assaulted in Darwen. 

A 37-year-old local man was struck from behind and knocked to the ground after he left the Anchor Public House on Blackburn Road on Saturday, May 3rd.

As he walked along the pavement, two men passed him; one of the men struck the victim to the left side of his face. He was knocked to the ground and was left in a considerable amount of pain.

The offenders fled from the scene in the direction of Darwen town centre.

Det Con Rachel Higson, of Blackburn Police, said: “This was a cowardly, unprovoked attack which has left the victim needing extensive surgery on his jaw and he is awaiting a further operation; he remains in hospital in a stable condition.

“This was a particular vicious assault as the victim was just going about his own business; the offender has stuck the man without purpose or warning and has then fled leaving the man with serious injuries.

“I would appeal for anyone who witnessed this assault or who has any information to get in touch”

The males are described as being white and under 35 years old.

One male was approximately 6ft 2ins wearing a long sleeved white top - the second male was shorter and wore a claret and blue top believed to be a Burnley football shirt.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 1364 of Saturday, May 3rd.

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1:18pm Thu 8 May 14

gags2 says...

A bloke with a burnley shirt should be easy to find look for a 6 fingers bloke in darwen
A bloke with a burnley shirt should be easy to find look for a 6 fingers bloke in darwen gags2
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1:56pm Thu 8 May 14

Stone Island: says...

Typical Burnley scum. If they're not attacking pensioners, they're attacking people from behind. W@nkers, they are.
Typical Burnley scum. If they're not attacking pensioners, they're attacking people from behind. W@nkers, they are. Stone Island:
  • Score: 14

11:18am Fri 9 May 14

mr_fruitloop says...

Is there any CCTV footage form the pub?
I think every pub should have CCTV outside as there is always the likelihood of this sort of thing outside it seems.
Hope the poor guy is soon on the mend and they catch the thugs.
Is there any CCTV footage form the pub? I think every pub should have CCTV outside as there is always the likelihood of this sort of thing outside it seems. Hope the poor guy is soon on the mend and they catch the thugs. mr_fruitloop
  • Score: 6

1:02pm Fri 9 May 14

load of rubbish.. says...

Perhaps a rough time of when the incident occurred may help jog peoples memories...there is CCTV from a nearby paint manufacturing company that could possibly assist as well..
Perhaps a rough time of when the incident occurred may help jog peoples memories...there is CCTV from a nearby paint manufacturing company that could possibly assist as well.. load of rubbish..
  • Score: 4

11:49pm Fri 9 May 14

Rumpole says...

Check the CCTV on the bus, one should have been going past shortly afterwards and would have covered the whole main road into town and may have seen them walking along the route.

Cameras at Savoy garage as well.
Check the CCTV on the bus, one should have been going past shortly afterwards and would have covered the whole main road into town and may have seen them walking along the route. Cameras at Savoy garage as well. Rumpole
  • Score: 4

11:50pm Fri 9 May 14

Rumpole says...

Late Shop has an external camera covering the road and the cash point as well.
Late Shop has an external camera covering the road and the cash point as well. Rumpole
  • Score: 2

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