Jogger attacked in Lancaster

A TEENAGER was attacked in an unprovoked assault as he jogged to a friend’s house in Lancaster.

The 19-year-old victim was jogging along Wingate Saul Road at 9.30pm on Saturday, March 31, when he was approached by three teenage boys.

One of the boys tripped him up causing him to fall to the ground. They kicked and punched him in the head and body.

DC Ian Wright from Lancaster CID said: “Fortunately the victim managed to escape with relatively minor injuries but this was a nasty and unprovoked attack on a man simply out jogging and I’d appeal to members of the public with any information about this incident or the people responsible to contact Lancashire Police on 101.”

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