Lancashire man injured in "vicious and unprovoked" road rage assault

Lancashire Police are appealing for information after a man was dragged from his car and beaten with wooden rounders bats.

Police have said that the man, in his 40s, was assaulted on Stanifield Lane, in Farington, at the junction with Centurion Way, on Sunday morning.

The victim was driving a white Vauxhall Corsa when he noticed a white Ford Transit driving close behind him and beeping his horn.

When he stopped at the traffic lights two men got out of the van and pulled him out of his car.

The victim was driving a white Vauxhall Corsa when he noticed a white Ford Transit driving close behind him and beeping his horn.

When he stopped at the traffic lights two men got out of the van and pulled him out of his car.

The man suffered fractures to his nose and face and also had his leg broke.

Police have said that his wallet and mobile phone were also stolen.

One of the attackers is described as having ginger hair.

Detectives are urging anyone who saw what happened, or who might have dashboard-mounted camera footage of the incident, to come forward.

Det Con Deborah Parkinson, of Chorley CID, said: "This was a vicious and unprovoked assault and we are appealing for information to help find those responsible."

If anyone has any information about this incident please call (01257) 246182 or email 3935@lancashire.pnn.police.uk quoting log 1434 of January 12.

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