19 year old girl attacked with metal pole in Blackpool

Police say a group of men approached her on Dickson Road this morning

Police are appealing for information after a young woman was seriously assaulted in the street.

We were called at 03:47 hours today (Friday 9 August) to reports a woman had been approached by a group of men and then hit with a metal pole on Queen Street, Blackpool.

It happened at the junction with Dickson Road, close to Kaos nightclub.

The 19 year old suffered serious injuries to her face, including a broken jaw and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital where she is receiving treatment.

DC Laura Hitchen of Blackpool CID, said:

“This was a nasty attack on a young woman who had been out enjoying herself with friends. She is now recovering from what is regarded as a very serious injury.

“We are appealing to anyone who was in the area and saw the assault, or saw anyone acting suspiciously, to come forward as soon as possible.

“Our enquiries are ongoing and we’re committed to finding whoever was responsible.”

If you can help, please call us on 101 quoting log number 165 of 9th August

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