Jan 2 2014 by Sophie McCoid, Ormskirk Advertiser
A COUPLE are recovering at home after being attacked in Ormskirk after a Christmas night out with friends.
The man and woman, both 48 and from Ormskirk, decided to venture into the town centre for some festive drinks on Friday, December 20.
The pair, who wish to remain anonymous, visited several bars and met a group of friends, before they decided to call it a night at around 1am and headed for the taxi rank opposite the indoor market on Moorgate.
They waited in the long queue, chatting to fellow revellers before reaching the front around 1.45am.
The victim’s partner said: “We saw our taxi coming and my partner began to walk over to the taxi as I was saying goodbye to some people that we had been talking to in the line.
“I turned to go to the taxi and saw my partner lying on the floor with three lads stamping and kicking him in his head.
“I screamed and shouted at them to stop and get off him but they didn’t listen and one of the men told me to shut up and asked me if I wanted them to start on me.
“Someone called the police and, when a policeman arrived, the lads all ran off over the car park and down the alley by Barclays bank.
“My partner was unconscious, bleeding from his nose and mouth and I had to put him in the recovery position.
“It was horrendous waiting for the ambulance to arrive. I felt so helpless and was so worried; it was awful.
“The men just came out of nowhere and my partner had done nothing wrong.
“We just don’t understand why we targeted by these thugs. ”
The couple were taken to Southport hospital by paramedics where the victim stayed overnight before being sent home where he is now recovering from concussion.
All of the three attackers are described as white. One wore a blue top, a white shirt and black trousers, another wore a blue top, navy jeans and trainers and the third was dressed in black clothing.
The victim’s partner continued:“I wanted to tell our story to warn others of what happened to us on that night and encourage people to be careful when out and about in the town centre.
“I never thought that such an unprovoked attack would ever happen in Ormskirk and we’re hopeful that the criminals will be caught after reading that West Lancs have installed more CCTV cameras to monitor 24 hours a day.”
Police are appealing for any information, and any witnesses relating to this attack are asked to come forward.
They are encouraging anyone that can help them with their inquires to contact them on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.