Man assaulted in Morecambe

A MAN was beaten as he walked home from a night out in Morecambe.

The offence took place around 2.15am on Sunday, January 29 when the 38-year-old victim, who is from St Helens, was walking along Central Drive.

He was approached by two men very close to the bottom of Billy Hill when he has been assaulted and knocked to the floor.

He suffered facial injuries including a black eye and swelling to his cheek and was treated at Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

PC Ben Hanley said: “This victim was subjected to a completely unprovoked assault which took place near to a residential area, so I would urge anybody that has seen or heard something in the early hours of Sunday, January 29 to come forward.”

Anyone with any information should call Lancashire Police on 101.

People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.