‘Mad Friday’ pub attack: CCTV appeal

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Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to following an assault in the toilets of a Haslingden pub on “Mad Friday”.

About 11-35pm on December 20th, a 20-year-old man was waiting to use the urinals in the male toilets of The Green Squirrel pub in Manchester Road when another man head-butted him in the face, causing his head to split open.

PC Amy Tattersall from Burnley CID said: “The attack was totally unprovoked and left the victim requiring hospital treatment. If anybody has any information about this incident or recognises the man in the CCTV I would urge them to contact Lancashire Police on 101.”

The offender is described as being aged around 28 with short dark brown hair and a beard. He was wearing a bright coloured chequered shirt.

Anybody with information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.