Medieval style weapon used in street assault in Lancaster

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A man was attacked with a hammer and a ball and chain in a horrifying street assault.

Police are looking for two men in connection with the attack which left the victim with a punctured lung and other injuries.

The victim, a 31-year-old man from Lancaster, was walking on a street near some flats on Mainway in Skerton at 6.20pm on Wednesday.

He was approached by a woman and two men and then he was bitten by a dog belonging to one of the men.

Whilst he was on the floor, the two men attacked him with a hammer and a ball and chain style weapon.

The two men then chased the victim and hit him on the back with the ball and chain.

Both attackers fled the scene and have not been traced.

The victim received a punctured lung, a bite to the left leg which required stitches and bruises to his back and eye.

He was taken to the Royal Lancaster infirmary for treatment.

A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: “This was an isolated incident and we want to reassure the public that we are doing everything we can to find the individuals responsible for this incident. Enquiries are ongoing to track the two men down.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

n A 41-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent and was bailed until November 5.

Police arrested two men in connection with the incident.

Tyran Wallace, 20, of Skerton House, Mainway and Thomas Kilcawley, 20, of Beaumont Place, Lancaster, were both charged with section 18 wounding with intent and appeared at Preston Magistrates on Saturday.

Tyran Wallace was remanded in custody to appear for trial at Preston Crown Court on November 24.

Thomas Kilcawley was given conditional bail and is due to appear for trial at Preston Crown Court on November 24.