Jan 2 2014 by Sophie McCoid, Ormskirk Advertiser
POLICE are appealing for information after a man was attacked on his way home from a night out in Ormskirk on Christmas Eve.
The 34-year-old man from Ormskirk was attacked at around 2:10am on Christmas morning on Burscough Street close to the junction of Scarisbrick Street.
The victim was walking away from the town centre when he was confronted by an unknown male attacker.
The victim, who wishes to remain anonymous said: “I’d been out with some friends for a Christmas drink and was walking home with my hood up when this guy came out of nowhere and started attacking me, it was completely unprovoked.
“He punched me and I stumbled back then he came towards me swinging both arms and hit me maybe five or six times in the face and then I dropped to the floor.
“He then started kicking me in my chest, legs and face.
“I think I must have passed out at that point as I woke up and the man had gone.”
The victim then returned home and rang the police while his girlfriend rang an ambulance.
Paramedics advised he go to hospital for X-rays which revealed no broken bones but he has been left badly shaken by the attack and has suffered extensive bruising and concussion.
The offender is described by police as a white male, aged in his 20's, 5'8" medium build. He had blond-light brown short hair and was wearing a dark shirt and dark jeans.
Police have checked CCTV footage but have been unable to identify the attacker but after speaking to the victim are keen to trace a young couple who were close by at the time and would have witnessed the assault.
The CCTV footage also shows a small group of three people gathered outside Ormskirk paint & DIY store at 95 Burscough Street who may have information relating to the attack.
Anyone with any information about the assault should contact Lancashire police on 101 quoting crime reference number CJ1305452.
Alternatively people can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.