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Man attacked with hammer in Accrington

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2:46pm 9th January 2019

A man has been attacked with hammers in front of his wife and child in Accrington.

The attack happened on New Year's Eve (31/12/18) shortly after 7.20pm on Edleston Street.

The 29-year-old victim was attacked with hammers by two Asian men who pulled up in a car.

The man managed to get away, but the two men then attacked his car with hammers too - while the man's wife and child were inside.

Two windows were smashed along with the windscreen.

The woman and child were luckily not injured.

DC Sarah Whittaker from East CID said:

“This was a vicious assault which has resulted in a man receiving a number of injuries including a laceration to his head, a fractured cheek along with other injuries to his face and body.  

"All of this was in front of his wife and three-year-old daughter.

“We think that the offenders have travelled to the area in a dark Audi.

"If you think you saw the vehicle before the incident, the assault itself or indeed you have any information about it at all, please make contact with us.”

You can call 01254 353868 or if you fail to get an answer, please dial 101 quoting incident reference 1128 of December 31st.

Alternatively, you can reach independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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