Police appeal after Clitheroe taxi attack

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Police are appealing for information after an assault at a taxi rank in Clitheroe.

The incident happened between midnight and 12-45 am on November 24th in what is believed to be a dispute over a taxi.

The offender got out of a taxi in Castle Gate and punched the 16-year-old victim, who is from the Skipton area, before walking off.

The victim was taken to Burnley General Hospital suffering from a cut and broken teeth and later discharged.

The offender is described as white, in his early 20s, 5ft. 10in. tall, of medium build, wearing a dark suit and hat. At the time of the assault he was with another man and a woman who mentioned he was a boxer or trained in boxing.

PC Matt Caton, of Clitheroe Police, said: “I would appeal for anyone who saw this incident or who has any information to get in touch with us.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 0757 of November 24th.