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Woman hurt in “shocking” Blackpool attack

Police want to speak to these people

POLICE have released CCTV images of a man and woman they want to speak to following an assault in Blackpool.

It happened on Saturday 11 August at around 9pm at the Soul Suite on the Promenade when a woman, 30, who was on a hen party from Durham, has intervened in an argument between two women and has been punched and then kneed in the face by a man, causing her to collapse.

She ended up with facial fractures and glass in her hip.

DC Samantha Phelps from Blackpool CID said: “This was a truly shocking assault with an appalling level of violence used.

“The offender, a man, just laid in to the victim, a woman, for nothing more than trying to diffuse an argument.

“If you think you know who these people could be, please get in contact with us as you may have vital information that could assist our investigation.”

The pair are described as:

White male, aged in his late twenties to early thirties, of large build with short dark hair which is longer on top and possibly curly. He had a jaw line beard and was wearing a grey and red t-shirt, knee length grey shorts and trainers with a black sole.

White female, in her mid-thirties, of large build with long dark hair that was tied up in a ponytail. She was wearing a long grey t-shirt and white slider shoes.

Anyone with information can email [email protected] or can call 01253 604112 quoting crime number WA1819256. If you fail to get an answer, you can call Lancashire Police on 101.

Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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