Man hurt in ‘nasty attack’

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Witnesses are being sought to an assault in which a man was punched outside a Lancaster takeaway.

The investigating officer described the incident as “nasty” and appealed for help tracing the attacker.

Police said he made insulting comments to the victim’s wife inside Pizzetta Republic on North Road.

She then left the takeaway to challenge the man’s behaviour outside and, when her husband went outside to find her, he was assaulted.

The assault on the 42-year-old happened at around 3.30am on March 2.

He was left with a cut to his left eyebrow and bruising under his eye.

The attacker is described as white, of broad build, around 6ft, 2” with short, dark brown hair.

PC Rachel Crossley, of Lancashire Police, said: “This was a nasty attack and so we are appealing for anyone with any information that could help us to trace the person responsible to come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting log number LC-20140302-0253.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at