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Police Appeal After Man Carries Out Three Assaults

Thursday September 5 2013

POLICE are appealing for information after three men were seriously assaulted by the same man in Blackpool - and officers believe the man is from Barnsley.

Around 8.30pm on Saturday, August 17, a 26-year-old local man was punched by a man in the Flagship bar on New Bonny Street.

He fell to the floor and banged his head resulting in a fractured skull, split lip and a bleed on the brain.

The offender was thrown out of the bar by door staff, but when the victim and his friends went outside some time later they were targeted by the same man.

This time the man head butted one of the 26-year-old’s friends, also a 26-year-old man, and when another friend, aged 32, tried to intervene he was punched in the face.

The two friends both suffered possible broken noses.

Two of the victims were treated at Blackpool Victoria Hospital for their injuries and the first 26-year-old was later transferred to Royal Preston Hospital and was discharged a few days later.

DC Alan Quanbrough said: "These were nasty and unprovoked assaults and we need help to find the man responsible and bring him to justice.

"It is possible that the person responsible is from the Barnsley area.

"We have a really clear CCTV image of a man we are keen to speak to in connection with these assaults and I am more than certain someone will recognise him.

"If you know who this man is or have any information which you think could assist our investigation then please come forward."

Anybody with any information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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

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Reply Posted by Alex on Thursday September 5 2013 at 17:07
What the hell are those door staff playing at. If they weren't so interested in looking after the pub, and more interested in the victim's welfare, they would have held this menace until the police got there.