Hammer threat in Daneshouse assault

editorial image
Share this article

A MAN was threatened with a hammer in a terrifiying broad daylight attack before being punched and kicked to the floor in Burnley.

The incident happened in Monk Hall Street, Daneshouse, around 2-40 p.m. on Sunday, November 6th when the 38-year-old man was walking alone.

He was approached by a burgundy Volvo estate car and a man, described as Asian and in his early 30s, got out of the car holding a hammer and approached the victim.

A scuffle broke out during which the victim was punched and kicked to the floor.

The offender then got back in the car and left the scene.

Det. Sgt Nick Hodgeson, of Burnley CID, said: “It is not clear exactly what happened or why at this stage. However, we do not believe the hammer was used to assault the victim but we are appealing for further information to clarify what happened.

“This was a completely unprovoked attack and fortunately the victim only received minor injuries. I would urge anyone with information to come forward and contact us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 08451 25 35 45 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org.