Hunt after man is hit with bottle

Attack scene Harpers Lane Rec off Erskine Road in Chorley

Attack scene Harpers Lane Rec off Erskine Road in Chorley

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A man was punched in the face and knocked to the floor in a ‘nasty’ assault in a Chorley park.

The 40-year-old victim had been walking home through Harpers Lane Rec when he passed two men sat on a bench.

Police said that as he walked by, they exchanged pleasantries and the man continued to make his way home.

However, the two suspects then got up and in an unprovoked attack, they punched him in the face and knocked him to the floor.

While he was on the ground, he was hit in the head with a glass bottle and kicked in the stomach before the two attackers run from the scene.

Chorley police are now appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the assault to come forward and they have issued descriptions of the two men they are hunting.

PC Nicola Harvey said: “Fortunately the victim only received very minor injuries, but this was still a very nasty assault and I am keen to speak yo anyone who witnessed what happened so we can try and trace the people responsible.”

The first offender is described as white, of medium build and in his late teens.

He was wearing a dark baseball cap, a white long-sleeved top and dark trousers.

The second offender is described as white, of medium build and was wearing dark trousers.

The assault happened on August 2 and the man was taken to Chorley Hospital.

PC Harvey added: “If anyone was in or around the park between 7pm and 7.10pm and witnessed anything at all, then I would ask them to come

forward.

“Even if you did not see the assault itself, but perhaps saw two men matching the descriptions running away from the park around that time then please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Chorley Police on 101 quoting log reference LC-20130803-0709.

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

No personal details are taken, informations is not traced or recorded and you will not be asked to go to court.