Man punched in unprovoked Blackpool assault

The incident happened at some time between 3.15am to 3.40am on September 5 outside the Home and HQ club on Talbot Road
The incident happened at some time between 3.15am to 3.40am on September 5 outside the Home and HQ club on Talbot Road

A man was left with permanent scarring after he was punched in the face outside a club in Blackpool, say police.

The incident happened at some time between 3.15am to 3.40am on September 5 outside the Home and HQ club on Talbot Road when an 18-year-old local man was approached and punched in the face during an unprovoked assault.

PC Claire Sloane from Blackpool Police said: “The victim had to have stitches to his lip and has been left with some permanent scarring after this nasty assault which there was no reason for.

“We think that there was at least one person who witnessed the attack and we are keen to trace them. If this was you or you have any information that could assist us, please get in contact with us.”

People can report information by calling 07816215827, or if they fail to get an answer, 101, quoting crime number WA1716324.

Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.