Lake District attack sees Southport man rushed to hospital with serious eye injury

A man in his 40s was rushed to hospital after being attacked by a group of men in the Lake District.

Police and paramedics were called to reports of an assault by a group of ‘four or five’ men on Ash Street, Bowness.

The incident happened at around 12.20am on Wednesday (February 16).

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The victim, from Southport, was left with a serious injury to his eye and taken to Royal Lancaster Infirmary for treatment.

Cumbria Police is now appealing for any witnesses who may have seen the incident take place or captured it on dashcam or mobile phone footage.

A Cumbria Police spokesperson said: “Police were called at 00.27 on the 16 February, to the report of an assault. The incident was reported as having occurred on Ash Street, Bowness, Cumbria and involving four or five men.

“A man in his 40’s from Southport, was taken to Royal Lancaster Infirmary with a serious injury to his eye.

“Officers attended the scene and carried out enquiries. No further descriptions were available for the other males involved.

“Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Cumbria Police via http://www.cumbria.police.uk/reportit or by calling 101.

“To report information completely anonymously, contact independent charity CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.

“The reference to include with any report is, log 5 of February 16.”

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