Man drove car at bouncer in ‘targeted’ attack

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  • A bouncer suffered a broken leg when a car mounted the pavement and hit him outside Dockers Bar in Fleetwood
  • The driver then got out of the car and continued to assault the victim while he lay on the ground
  • Another man was injured when he tried to intervene
  • Detectives have arrested a 33-year-old man in connection with the attack
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A bouncer was run over and beaten in a vicious attack outside a Fleetwood bar.

People had to jump out of the way of a black car that mounted the pavement and struck the man, who was working on the door outside Dockers Bar, on Preston Street, at the time.

A man driving a small black car drove off the street directly at the bar and knocked one of the staff to the ground.

Det Sgt Mark Dickinson

Detectives say the vehicle was driven at the intended victim, breaking his leg, before the driver got out and continued his attack.

Another man who tried to intervene was also assaulted.

The offender then got back into the car and drove off, police say.

CCTV footage shows a large number of people witnessed the incident, which took place at around 10.30pm on Sunday, and detectives are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Det Sgt Mark Dickinson, of Blackpool CID, said: “It is clearly a targeted attack – he has intended to injure the person.

“If you are driving cars at people onto pavements, it clearly puts people at risk.

“A man driving a small black car drove off the street directly at the bar and knocked one of the staff to the ground.

“The driver then got out and continued to assault the injured man on the floor and also the colleague who tried to intervene.”

The second victim suffered cuts and bruises in the attack.

A 33-year-old man from Fleetwood was arrested yesterday on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and actual bodily harm. He remains in police custody.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting log number 1589 of October 4.