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Victim in alley assault terror

The alleyway by the former Gasworkers club on Preston Street in Fleetwood where Adam Simkiss was assaulted on Friday night.

The alleyway by the former Gasworkers club on Preston Street in Fleetwood where Adam Simkiss was assaulted on Friday night.

A man has described the terrifying moment he was dragged into an alleyway and viciously assaulted by two attackers.

Adam Simkiss, of North Church Street, Fleetwood, says he is afraid to leave his home after the attack on Friday night in the town’s Preston Street.

The 30-year-old, who was out walking, said he was approached by someone he believed to be a friend, before he was dragged into an alleyway by the former Gasworkers club and attacked by two men, who punched and kicked him.

The barman said: “I’d gone out for a walk and somebody I thought I knew walked up to me and dragged me down an alley.

“I think there were two of them – it was a bit of a blur.

“One man grabbed me and pushed me up against the wall, then punched me to the ground, knocking my glasses off.

“He then started kicking me.”

Mr Simkiss said he had two mobile phones, £70 in cash and his jacket stolen following the assault.

He was left with a black eye and swelling to the face, as well as a recurrence of a back injury which forced him to leave his job at The Queens pub, in Fleetwood.

He added: “I got up within seconds and went straight to Fleetwood Police Station to report what had happened.

“I gave a statement to an officer and Fleetwood CID has been round to my house a few times about what happened but as yet they are no nearer to catching anyone.

“It’s left me fearing to leave the house in case something like this happens again.

“I’ve been off work for some time recovering from a slipped disc – being kicked in the back hasn’t helped.”

A spokesman from Lancashire Police confirmed the force was investigating the incident.

He added: “The incident was reported to police around 8.45pm.

“We are investigating an assault.”

 
 
 

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