Police appeal after man kicked in the head in serious assault outside Yates

Police are appealing for information after an assault in the centre of Preston.

The incident happened at around 5.10am on Friday, March 31.

Two men approached a group waiting to get in a taxi near Yates on Church Street in Preston. The men said it was their taxi and the group refused.

The men then assaulted a 25-year-old man, punching him twice and kicking him in the head. Another man was also assaulted before the two men left the scene.

One of the suspects is described as a white male with short light hair wearing a black t-shirt, with the second man described as Asian wearing a grey hoodie.

Police are urging anyone who witnessed the attack to call officers immediately.

PC Carmen Whittle, of Lancashire Police, said: “We have launched an investigation following a vicious assault in Preston city centre.

“A man has been seriously assaulted and another male attacked.

“If you witnessed either incident, please call us immediately.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting crime reference SA1704525.

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