OFFICERS have released CCTV images of two men who they would like to speak to in connection with an assault in Ormskirk.
The incident happened at around 2.55am on Sunday 29 March outside Ormskirk Taxis on Moor Street. The 21 year old victim was with his girlfriend and two friends outside the taxi rank when they were approached by two men who asked if they had a cigarette lighter.
The victim and his friends told the men that none of them smoked, at which point the men are believed to have become aggressive and one of them repeatedly punched the 21 year old student in the face and head.
He suffered a swollen right eye and was taken to hospital to be checked over. The two men made off from the scene in a taxi following the incident and are thought to have been dropped off in Liverpool Town Centre on Leece Street.
One of the men is described as white, of an average height and build with short blonde hair. He was thought to be in his late 20s to early 30s and spoke with a Liverpool accent.
The other man is described as white, around 5ft 10 tall of an average build with short dark hair, thought to be aged in his mid-20s to late 30s.
PC 4197 Tony Kerr of Skelmersdale Police said: “This was an unprovoked attack on a young student who was simply waiting to get a taxi home after a night out with friends. We are keen to trace the two men in the CCTV images and I would urge anyone with information about their identities or about the incident to get in touch on 01695 566058 as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information can also contact police on 101 quoting log number 143 of March 29th. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org.
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