Injured man could have been assaulted

Lancaster Royal Infirmary Hospital.
Lancaster Royal Infirmary Hospital.

A man found with a head injury could have been assaulted, said police.

At 8am on Saturday, November2, police were alerted to a 32- year-old man being found with a head injury on the promenade.

He was taken to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary where he was treated for severe bruising and swelling to his head.

It is believed that the man, a Latvian National and resident of Morecambe, was on the promenade near to the junction with Broadway around midnight in the company of two other men.

DI Phil Jones of Lancaster Police said: “From an examination of the scene it appears that a disturbance has occurred between the hours of 11.30pm and 5am the following morning.

“The injured man is believed to have been drinking with two other men and we know that they were being rowdy and loud.

“Broken bottles and personal property has been recovered from the outer promenade area near to the large shelter, across from St Christopher’s Church where there was also an amount of blood staining on the ground.

“The man has sustained serious but not life threatening facial injuries and I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed anything in this area between these times to contact Lancashire Police on 101.”

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