Police appeal following assault in Skelmersdale September 20th, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments Police appeal following assault in Skelmersdale Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault in Skelmersdale. The incident happened in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday, 26th August, at around 3:00am. The victim, a 55 year old local man, had been out with his son and daughter in law, when he was approached on Birleywood by a group of men. They have then assaulted him, using a wooden weapon leaving him needing hospital treatment for a broken nose and ribs. He was kept in Southport hospital for two days. PC Adam Burke from Skelmersdale Police said, “I would appeal to anyone who witnessed this incident or who has information about it to come forward and contact the police. “This is a serious assault and the victim needed to stay in hospital for two days to recover from his injuries. The people responsible need to be caught and brought to justice.” Anyone with information is asked to contact Skelmersdale police on 101 quoting log reference 245 of August 26th. People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court. Related Comments comments!