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Men attacked in violent Chorley incidents
8:00am Sunday 25th August 2013 in News
Police have released information on two violent assaults in Chorley.
A 40-year-old man was attacked on Erskine Road while walking home through the recreation ground at 7pm, on Friday, August 2.
He exchanged pleasantries with two men sat on a bench before they got up and in an unprovoked attack, punched him in the face, knocking him to the floor.
He was then hit in the head with a glass bottle and kicked in the stomach. The two men ran from the scene.
The first offender is described as white, of medium build and in his late teens, wearing a dark baseball cap, a white long-sleeved top and dark coloured trousers.
The second offender is described as white, also of medium build and was wearing dark coloured trousers.
The second attack, on a 34-year-old man who was walking his dog took place between 1am and 1.30am on Sunday, August 11 at the junction with Steeley Lane and Eastway.
One of a group of four men produced a knife and a second used a steering lock to strike the victim on his arm and across his back before kicking him and knocking him unconscious.
The victim was found in the road by his partner after she returned home after dropping off friends.
The dog was unhurt and ran home.
All four men are described as being Asian.
PC Thomas Jay said: “This is a horrendous and unprovoked assault which has left the victim with a broken arm, cuts and bruises. Nothing was stolen from the victim so the motive for the offence is still not clear at this stage.”
Anyone with information on either of the attacks is asked to call Chorley police on 101.
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