Man suffers broken jaw in beer garden assault

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A Burnley man suffered a broken jaw in an unprovoked assault in a pub beer garden.

The incident happened at around 11-45pm on Saturday, August 15th, outside the Turf Pub in Yorkshire Street, Burnley.

Victim Mitchell Blacklaw (25) was approached by an unknown man who struck him in the face.

DC Lee Walker of Burnley CID said: “We believe this was an unprovoked attack and I would urge anyone who witnessed what happened or who has information about the incident to get in touch as soon as possible.

“The offender was with a group of around 15 other men and the pub would have been very busy at the time of the incident.

“We have also released a CCTV image of a man who we would like to trace as part of our on-going enquires and anyone with information should contact me on 01282 472715 quoting log number 941 of August 20th.”

Alternatively you can contact Lancashire Police on 101, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at