Friends punched and stamped on in brutal attack

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Two friends were hit to the ground and stamped on in an attack believed to have started after a racist remark was made.

Police have said the 19-year-olds were lucky to walk away with only minor injuries after they were assaulted by two men who punched them in the face and head and stamped on one of their bodies.

Officers are now appealing for witnesses following the incident which happened at around 4.30am on Saturday, August 9, on London Street in Fleetwood.

It is believed the victims were talking to the suspects in the town centre before the attack.

One of the males is reported to have made a racist remark about another man who the 19-year-olds had spoken with earlier in the night.

The 19-year-olds are believed to have been sticking up for the other man when the two suspects launched their attack.

PC Dave Simmons of Fleetwood Police, said: “This was a nasty attack on two teenagers who were lucky to walk away with only minor injuries.

“I would urge anyone who might have witnessed the assaults to get in touch with any information that might help to identify the two men.”

One of the victims was struck on the back of the head, causing him to fall to the ground.

While on the floor it is believed that one man punched him in the face and head, whilst the other man stamped on the side of his body.

Attempting to help his friend, the other victim is reported to have been hit on the head by one of the males and then punched in the face by the other.

Both victims suffered minor injuries including cuts, bruises and swelling.

Both suspects were white men in their mid 20s.

One of is described as 5ft 11 tall of a thin build with short black hair. He was wearing a black hooded top with dark blue jeans and white trainers.

The other was 5ft 8 tall of a stocky build with light brown hair that was spiked on top. He had a tattoo on his right forearm and was wearing a light blue polo shirt, dark jeans and black trainers.

Anyone with information should contact the police on 101 quoting reference number BC1408399.