Appeal after city centre street assault

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A man was assaulted in Lancaster city centre following an altercation in a bar.

The assault took place sometime between 12.30am and 2.30am on Sunday, October 27, when the 26- year-old victim, was on a night out with a group of friends.

He was involved in an altercation with another group in Revolution bar on Penny Street before being ejected.

The victim was then cut off from his group of friends and was walking down Penny Street near to KFC when he was assaulted by at least two or three people from the other group and knocked to the floor.

He was assisted by nearby door staff but the offendersfled the scene.

PC Ben Hanley said: “The victim sustained bruising to his head and face and I would appeal to anybody that thinks they may have witnessed this assault to contact police.

“I would also appeal to a taxi driver and a local member of door staff who attempted to intervene in the incident.”

Anyone with any information should contact Lancashire Police on 101, independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org.