CCTV appeal to find woman after assault in Leyland

CCTV: Can you help?
CCTV: Can you help?
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Police have released CCTV images of a woman they want to speak to in connection with an assault in Leyland.

The attack happened at about 11.20pm on March 26 last year outside the Fox and Lion Pub on Towngate.

It is thought the victim, a man in his 40s, was punched and kicked in the face by a man and woman.

The victim needed treatment for two broken teeth, a broken cheek bone and other fractured bones.

A Leyland man has been sentenced in relation to the incident.

Matthew Cocklin, 31, pleaded guilty to section 20 wounding with intent and was sentenced to six months imprisonment, suspended for two years, at Preston Crown Court on Monday June 1 this year.

Now police have issued images of a woman they want to speak to.

DC 2384 Dave Wainwright of Skelmersdale Police appealed to anyone who may know the woman in the CCTV image to get in touch.

He said: “I’m pleased with the sentence handed down to Cocklin but we are still keen to trace a woman who we believe may hold important information about the incident.

“Anyone with information about the identity of the woman should contact me on 01695 566 158.”

Alternatively, charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at