Chorley mum attacked outside primary school whilst picking up young child

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A young mum has been attacked as she was waiting to pick up her child outside a primary school in Chorley.


The attack, which left the woman with injuries to her face, happened outside All Saints Primary School in Moor Road at around 3.15pm on Friday, April 26.

Police are investigating an assault outside All Saints Primary School in Moor Road, Chorley on Friday, April 26 at around 3.15pm

Police are investigating an assault outside All Saints Primary School in Moor Road, Chorley on Friday, April 26 at around 3.15pm

The woman was allegedly confronted by three women and a man outside the school entrance as she waited to picked up her child.

Lancashire Police described the assault as a "distressing scene for those involved."

It is understood the woman was harassed and verbally abused by the group as she collected her son from the school gates.

She was then assaulted in front of her child and a growing number of parents who had arrived to pick up their children.

Police said all those involved in the assault have been identified and an investigation is ongoing.

Meanwhile, the school has moved to distance itself from the incident.

Sarah Partington, headteacher at All Saints Church of England Primary School, said: " We are aware of an incident that took place in Moor Road, near to our school, last week.

"This incident was not connected with school at all."

Police are appealing to parents who might have witnessed the assault to come forward with any information.

PC Rik Nicol, of Chorley Police, said: "I am appealing for information from anyone who witnessed an incident which occurred on Friday, April 26 at around 3.15pm 9 in Moor Road, Chorley, outside All Saints Primary School.

"An assault took place whereby three females and a male were involved.

"This took place whilst children were present and it was a distressing scene for those involved.

"I can confirm that this was an isolated incident and I would like to reassure the community that the matter is being investigated and all persons involved have been identified."

If you witnessed the incident or have any dash cam footage, please contact PC Nicol via email at 2120@lancashire.pnn.police.uk