Yobs threatened to throw man in dyke

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A man was punched in the face repeatedly by two yobs who threatened to thrown him into a dyke.

Police said the 50-year-old victim was walking along the cycle track past the Trimpell Club and the bowling green in Morecambe when he was grabbed from behind by two men who repeatedly punched in the face.

The two men then ran off towards Schola Green Lane.

The victim required treatment for a swollen eye, split lip and bruising to his face.

The assault, described by police as ‘nasty’ happened at 8.20pm on October 30.

Anyone with information should contact Sgt James Martin on 101.