Man assaulted in Lancaster bar

A MAN had his jaw broken during an assault in a Lancaster bar.

The attack took place at Swank on Penny Street after the 31-year-old victim was verbally abused on the dance floor by an unknown man.

A short time later he visited the toilet where he was assaulted from behind and knocked unconscious. He was later found to have suffered a broken jaw.

The assault took place on December 4, but police have only released details of it now.

DC Ciara Campbell Lancaster CID said: “It is unclear at this stage if the verbal altercation on the dance floor is linked to the assault but I’d appeal to witnesses in the bar that evening to come forward and speak with Lancaster CID if they have any information as to the possible identity of the persons responsible.”

The victim was unable to provide police with a description of his attacker.

Anyone with any information should call Lancashire Police on 101.

People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.