Appeal after bottle attack at taxi rank leaves man injured

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A a man was attacked and hit in the face with a beer bottle at a taxi rank in Morecambe.

Police said that the 26-year-old victim was standing at a taxi rank on Queen Street with a group of other people.

Two men carrying beer bottles walked past and got into an argument with the group at the taxi rank.

One of the men then smashed the beer bottle in his hand and pushed it into the victim’s face, causing a number of cuts to his face and neck, which then required stitches.

The attacker and his friend then fled the scene.

The attacker is described as a bald white man, 5ft6, and of large build.

He identified himself as being from Manchester and spoke with a Mancunian accent.

At the time of the offence, he was wearing dark trousers.

Detective Constable Sarah Jackson said, “This was a nasty attack, which has left the victim with some very serious injuries to his face and neck.

“Fortunately, CCTV cameras have picked up the offender, but we have not been able to identify him yet.

“Therefore, we would appeal for anyone who was on Queen Street at the time and witnessed this disgraceful attack, or anyone with any information that could help us identify the man to come forward.”

The incident happened at 4.10am on Saturday, April 5.

Anyone with information can contact Police on 101 or DC Sarah Jackson directly by e-mailing, quoting log number LC-20140405-0262.

Alternatively, information can be passed on anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or on-line at

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