Appeal after serious assault in Rawtenstall

Police are appealing for information and witnesses after a serious assault in Rawtenstall.

They were called at around 1:25pm on Saturday (June 8) to a report of a group of people fighting outside the Railway Tavern on Bury Road in Rawtenstall. It was reported that at least one of those people had a knife.

A 24-year-old man was taken to hospital with abdominal injuries, and a suspected stab wound to the neck. Hhis injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

Det. Insp. Lisa Craddock, of East CID said: “A man has suffered some serious injuries as a result of this incident, and we are working to find who is responsible.

“An investigation has begun, and we’re appealing for any information or footage that may assist our enquiries.

“We know that this may be concerning to hear about, and we want to reassure you that we believe this to be an isolated incident, and there isn’t thought to be any further risk to members of the public.

“We want you to feel safe in your community, you may see an increase in police officers in the area over the coming days, either carrying out enquiries, or as increased reassurance patrols. If you have any concerns, don’t hesitate to approach them.

“This is where we ask you, the public, for help. If you have witnessed the attack or have any dashcam footage of Bury Road, near to the Railway Tavern, between 1pm and 1:45pm, please get in touch.

“We know that there will be people who witnessed the incident who we haven’t yet spoken to. If this is you, or you know someone who was in the area at that time, please contact us.

“We also know that there were people who filmed the assault. If this was you, please contact us, and refrain from sharing the footage on social media.”

If you have any information that could assist the enquiries, no matter how insignificant you think it to be, please get in touch.

You can contact 101 quoting log 638 of June 8.

 

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