Ribble Valley man “knocked out” in Burnley street attack

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A MAN from the Ribble Valley was punched unconscious in an assault outside a Burnley nightclub.

The 20-year-old, who is from Clitheroe, was attacked near the Inside Out club in Bull Street just days before Christmas.

Police say the victim was waiting for a taxi with two female friends when they were approached by a man at around 3am on December 22nd.

The man became confrontational towards the women and when the 20-year-old asked him to stop he was punched in the face and knocked unconscious.

The man is described as being in his late 20s to early 30s, around 5ft 8in tall, of medium build with a bald head and was wearing a purple v-neck jumper and dark jeans.

Sgt Louise Darcy, of Burnley Police, said: “This was a nasty and unprovoked attack and I am appealing for anybody who witnessed this assault to contact police.”

Anybody with any information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.