Two Men Drag A Victim From His Car On Stanifield Lane & Beat Him With A Bat

Two white van men dragged a victim out of his vehicle and beat him with a bat, leaving him with facial fractures and a broken leg.

South Ribble Police have described the incident as a ‘road rage attack’, which took place on Sunday 11.35am (January 12th).

According to police, as the victim drove towards the traffic lights at the junction with Centurion Way, the man noticed a white Ford Transit van approaching from behind.

The van was being driven close to his Vauxhall Corsa, with the driver beeping his horn.

As the victim stopped at the traffic lights his car door was opened and he was dragged from the vehicle by two men.

He was attacked with a small wooden rounders bat suffering fractures to his nose and face, as well as a broken leg. He had his wallet, mobile phone and a voucher for TK Maxx stolen during the assault.

Both men returned to the van before making off from the scene, with the driver later treated at hospital.

One of the attackers is described as having ginger hair.

Det Con Deborah Parkinson, of Chorley CID, said, “We are investigating a road rage attack in Farington which has left a man seriously injured.

“This was a vicious and unprovoked assault and we are appealing for information to help find those responsible.

“Detectives would like to hear from anyone who saw this incident or the vehicles involved, or anyone who may have been driving in the area at the relevant time and who may have captured any dash cam footage of what took place. We would also urge anyone with relevant CCTV footage to come forward.”

If anyone has any information about this incident please call (01257) 246182 or email quoting log 1434 of January 12.

Alternatively, should you wish to provide information anonymously you can do so via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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