Boy suffers life-changing injuries in Lancashire attack

Police want to speak to the man in the image in connection with the investigation. Credit: Lancashire Police

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to after a teenage boy suffered life-changing injuries in an unprovoked attack at a newsagents in Leyland.

The incident happened at 4pm on October 10 when the victim was buying sweets at the newsagents on Wigan Road.

Police say the man was approached by a man who he did not know and was punched in the mouth.

The attack left the boy with a fractured jaw and he has also lost several teeth.

The attacker, who is described as being in his early 20's, then left the newsagents walking across the road towards a Tesco.

No arrests have been made.

PC Emily Stanworth, of Chorley and South Ribble Police, said: “This was a cowardly, unprovoked attack which has left a teenage boy with life-changing injuries.

"We need to speak to the man in the CCTV image and I would encourage anybody who knows who he is to contact police.

I would also appeal directly to the man himself to make contact with us if he sees this appeal.”

Can you help?

  • Anyone with information is asked to email or call police on 101, quoting log 1001 of October 10th, 2020. Alternatively, contact independent charity Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555111.