Appeal after unprovoked assault in Morecambe

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A reserve soldier was punched to the face in an unprovoked attack in Morecambe. said police.

The victim, a 31-year-old local man, was on a night out after returning from a six month tour in Afghanistan when between 2am and 3am on Thursday, December 11, he has been approached and then punched by possibly two men near to The King’s Arms Hotel on Marine Road Central, Morecambe.

He then fell to the ground.

He suffered a broken jaw on both sides.

DC Jill Neil from Lancaster CID said: “This was a despicable act on a man who had just been enjoying his first night out after returning back from serving his country in Afghanistan.

“After the attack, the victim had to be operated on as a result of the severity of his injuries.

“I appeal to anyone who may have any information about this incident to get in touch with us.”

Anyone with information should contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting incident reference LC-20141217-0723.

Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.