Police are continuing to investigate a serious assault & robbery in Blackpool in which the young victim was slashed across the face.
It happened between 8.30 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Tuesday 24th January in an alleyway to the rear of the Ashton Road and Keswick Road.
The victim, a teenage boy, was riding his bike as part of a group of four when they approached by four other people who were all wearing balaclavas.
Three of the suspects were wearing dark coloured puffer coats, the fourth wore a royal blue coat and a red scarf.
They chased the victim and slashed his face with an unknown large weapon, before making off – possibly taking the victim’s bike.
As part the ongoing enquiries Police want to speak to the four teenagers in the CCTV still. They realise the quality is not the best but they will know who they are from their clothing. Police would also ask people to check their CCTV or dashcam footage to see if they have captured the teenagers either before or after the incident has taken place.
Anyone who witnessed the attack, has CCTV footage or dashcam footage from the area around the time of the incident, or had information, please call 101 – quoting log 1359 of January 24, 2023.