Police appeal after assault on cycle track


October 15, 2019

Police are appealing for a witness to come forward after an assault on the cycle path between Lancaster and Morecambe.

Officers want to trace a woman who intervened after a man allegedly rammed a woman with a bike and started attacking her on the cycle track next to Asda supermarket.

The witness told the man she would call police and he then fled the scene.

She then offered to call the police again but the victim declined.

The incident happened at around 2pm on August 27.

Det Con Ian Cartwright, of Lancaster CID, said: “We are keen to find this woman who we believe witnessed an assault.

“While we have limited information, we understand she intervened and offered to help.

“It is thought she had a foreign accent – possibly Canadian – and might be able to assist in our enquiries.

“If this was you, please get in touch as soon as possible.”

If you can help or you know the person described, please call (01524) 596463 or email 4045@lancashire.pnn.police.uk quoting log 0582 of September 16.

Alternatively, you can reach Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at socsi.in/qYtLp.

Robbie Kirk, 25, of no fixed abode, was charged with four offences of assault and remanded to appear at Preston Magistrates’ Court on September 20.