Dec 5 2013 by Sophie McCoid, Skelmersdale Advertiser
POLICE are appealing for information after a man was hit over the head with a metal bar in a night time attack in Skelmersdale.
At about 8pm on Monday, November 25, the 20-year-old was approached by another man outside a convenience store in Banksbarn.
Without any prior warning the offender hit him over the head with the bar, leaving him with a cut on the back of his head which required treatment at Southport Hospital.
The offender is described as being white, aged 18 to 20, with a local accent.
He was wearing a black hooded jacket with a bright yellow Nike logo and zip.
PC Craig Walker said: “This was a nasty, unprovoked assault and we need to find the person responsible.
“If anybody was in the area around the time of the assault and saw anybody acting suspiciously then please come forward.
“I am also keen to speak with anybody who thinks they may be able to identify this man from the description given.”
Anybody with any information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.
No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.