Man attacked after sportsman’s dinner row: police appeal

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Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted in an attack at Mytton Fold Golf Club on Friday March 21st.

The victim, a 41-year-old local man, had attended the sportsman’s dinner at the golf club in Langho. During the evening he challenged a drunken group who had been talking throughout guest speeches requesting that they show some respect and keep the noise down.

At around 11 pm, the victim left the golf club to get a taxi home after an altercation with the group after they challenged him about his previous comments.

While waiting for his friends, a group of men approached the taxi and two of them started to attack the victim.

Attempts were made to drag the man from the rear of the taxi, and when unable to remove him, the two men then kicked and punched his head and body.

The man attempted to defend himself within the taxi using his arm to protect his face which has left him with a fracture to his forearm.

DC Rach Higson said: “This was a particularly violent attack and I am very keen to find those responsible.

“The men delivered a barrage of kicks and punches on the victim who was unable to protect himself. He is still waiting to hear whether he needs surgery on his fractured arm.

“I appeal to anyone who has any information about the people responsible for this to contact us.

“I would also like to thank the taxi driver who tried to intervene and drove the man off to safety.”

The two men responsible for the attack are described as follows a white male, 45-50 years old, 6ft 2 ins, of stocky build with a balding hairline of very thin, short grey hair. He wore a white shirt and brown shoes.

The second man is described as a white male, approximately 35 years old, wearing a blue suit.

Anybody with any information can contact the police on 101 and quote log 455 of March 23rd.