Police probe attack in port over New Year

The stretch of Lord Street, Fleetwood, where a man was assaulted early  on New Year's Day.
The stretch of Lord Street, Fleetwood, where a man was assaulted early on New Year's Day.

A man was assaulted in Fleetwood in the early hours of New Year’s Day and police were also called out to two domestic assaults.

But Fleetwood Police say that, overall, this traditionally busy time of the year was relatively free of trouble in the town.

Insp Steve Bell, of Fleetwood Police, says the town centre was not especially busy and officers were kept more occupied by relatively minor incidents at house parties across town.

The more serious cases involved three assault complaints.

A 23-year-old man who was treated for a bloody nose by paramedics, just after 1.20am, said he had been headbutted by an unknown assailant on Lord Street a short time earlier.

The victim could not give a detailed description of his attacker. Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward, and are also checking CCTV images for the area near the William Hill bookmakers.

Officers were also called out to an incident on Windsor Terrace, where a woman complained she had been assaulted by her male partner, and a similar incident in
Duddon Avenue.

Insp Bell said: “We did have extra officers on duty in Fleetwood and Wyre because New Year’s Eve is a busy time.

“That served us well because we were kept busy, with the most number of public order incidents occurring in Poulton town centre.

“Fleetwood’s town centre was fairly quiet, with less people appearing to go out drinking in pubs.

“Most of our calls involved house parties, where we needed to calm down situations where some people had too much to drink.

“However, these were relatively minor issues which just needed a calm intervention.”

Anyone able to help with information on the Lord Street assault is urged to call 101 and ask to speak to PC
Laura Plant at Fleetwood.