CCTV footage released after Darwen rubber mallet attack on men

CCTV image released by police

CCTV image released by police

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THESE men could have vital information about a rubber mallet attack that left two people with head injuries, police have said.

The assaults happened in Darwen town centre after the two victims, who did not know each other, were randomly targeted by the thugs.

One of the victims was knocked unconscious and suffered a broken jaw.

The other needed staples to his head after being hit with the wooden-handled weapon, which is often used for hammering tent pegs into the ground.

Both victims had been on nights out when they were assaulted.

Officers have released CCTV images of men they think could have been involved.

Det Sgt Adrian McHugh, from East CID, said: “We would be really interested in speaking to anybody who might recognise the men in the pictures.

“These were disturbing and unprovoked attacks which left two victims with injuries to their heads.”

The attacks happened just before 4am on Saturday in Market Street and School Street.

The first attacker was white man, about 5ft 10ins tall and of medium build. He was wearing a red polo Tshirt. The second man was also white, aged 18 to 22 and had short, dark hair. He was wearing a dark T-shirt, light blue jeans and white trainers.

Det Sgt McHugh said: “We have studied CCTV footage and there are people in the area at the time, so we are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen the attacks or the events leading up to them.

“We have not had any confirmed names at the moment for the attackers and they are not known to police.”

Anybody with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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11:52am Tue 24 Jun 14

Hendog says...

If the attack was at 4am, then surely they were drinking somewhere all night? I would have thought there's be loads of pictures of these guys.
If the attack was at 4am, then surely they were drinking somewhere all night? I would have thought there's be loads of pictures of these guys. Hendog
  • Score: 30

12:09pm Tue 24 Jun 14

walkaround says...

Hopefully when caught these scumbags will receive lenghty jail sentences to reassure the public this will not be tolerated.
Hopefully when caught these scumbags will receive lenghty jail sentences to reassure the public this will not be tolerated. walkaround
  • Score: 26

12:21pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Openminded? says...

These guys should go back to where they come from, deport them !
These guys should go back to where they come from, deport them ! Openminded?
  • Score: 4

12:28pm Tue 24 Jun 14

GracesDad says...

Openminded? wrote:
These guys should go back to where they come from, deport them !
Can we deport people to Scotland?
[quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: These guys should go back to where they come from, deport them ![/p][/quote]Can we deport people to Scotland? GracesDad
  • Score: 15

12:51pm Tue 24 Jun 14

ikap22 says...

GracesDad wrote:
Openminded? wrote:
These guys should go back to where they come from, deport them !
Can we deport people to Scotland?
Yeah, why not? They scum bag's, no room in our Country for these lot.
[quote][p][bold]GracesDad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: These guys should go back to where they come from, deport them ![/p][/quote]Can we deport people to Scotland?[/p][/quote]Yeah, why not? They scum bag's, no room in our Country for these lot. ikap22
  • Score: 9

1:06pm Tue 24 Jun 14

GracesDad says...

ikap22 wrote:
GracesDad wrote:
Openminded? wrote:
These guys should go back to where they come from, deport them !
Can we deport people to Scotland?
Yeah, why not? They scum bag's, no room in our Country for these lot.
That was a joke by the way. I am in no way saying that these 2 f*ck nuggets are Scottish.
[quote][p][bold]ikap22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GracesDad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: These guys should go back to where they come from, deport them ![/p][/quote]Can we deport people to Scotland?[/p][/quote]Yeah, why not? They scum bag's, no room in our Country for these lot.[/p][/quote]That was a joke by the way. I am in no way saying that these 2 f*ck nuggets are Scottish. GracesDad
  • Score: 11

3:47pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Openminded? says...

GracesDad wrote:
ikap22 wrote:
GracesDad wrote:
Openminded? wrote:
These guys should go back to where they come from, deport them !
Can we deport people to Scotland?
Yeah, why not? They scum bag's, no room in our Country for these lot.
That was a joke by the way. I am in no way saying that these 2 f*ck nuggets are Scottish.
I was going to say where in the article it says they are Scottish?

Well if Scotland separates from us, maybe deportation to Scotland is a good idea, whether they are Scottish or not !
[quote][p][bold]GracesDad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ikap22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GracesDad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: These guys should go back to where they come from, deport them ![/p][/quote]Can we deport people to Scotland?[/p][/quote]Yeah, why not? They scum bag's, no room in our Country for these lot.[/p][/quote]That was a joke by the way. I am in no way saying that these 2 f*ck nuggets are Scottish.[/p][/quote]I was going to say where in the article it says they are Scottish? Well if Scotland separates from us, maybe deportation to Scotland is a good idea, whether they are Scottish or not ! Openminded?
  • Score: 8

6:12pm Tue 24 Jun 14

ric123 says...

Openminded? wrote:
GracesDad wrote:
ikap22 wrote:
GracesDad wrote:
Openminded? wrote:
These guys should go back to where they come from, deport them !
Can we deport people to Scotland?
Yeah, why not? They scum bag's, no room in our Country for these lot.
That was a joke by the way. I am in no way saying that these 2 f*ck nuggets are Scottish.
I was going to say where in the article it says they are Scottish?

Well if Scotland separates from us, maybe deportation to Scotland is a good idea, whether they are Scottish or not !
Well why would the Scots want 2 prats from darwen they should be given the same treatment that they gave out see if it's still a good laugh to hit someone like that
[quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GracesDad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ikap22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GracesDad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: These guys should go back to where they come from, deport them ![/p][/quote]Can we deport people to Scotland?[/p][/quote]Yeah, why not? They scum bag's, no room in our Country for these lot.[/p][/quote]That was a joke by the way. I am in no way saying that these 2 f*ck nuggets are Scottish.[/p][/quote]I was going to say where in the article it says they are Scottish? Well if Scotland separates from us, maybe deportation to Scotland is a good idea, whether they are Scottish or not ![/p][/quote]Well why would the Scots want 2 prats from darwen they should be given the same treatment that they gave out see if it's still a good laugh to hit someone like that ric123
  • Score: 6

7:55pm Tue 24 Jun 14

BuckoTheMoose says...

Cracking footage that. *sigh*
Cracking footage that. *sigh* BuckoTheMoose
  • Score: 4

9:57pm Tue 24 Jun 14

CorkyMac says...

Scumbags....Hope they get caught and sent down for a long period, these Idiots are lucky they didn't kill one of them lads. Bloody lowlife.
Scumbags....Hope they get caught and sent down for a long period, these Idiots are lucky they didn't kill one of them lads. Bloody lowlife. CorkyMac
  • Score: 8

10:55pm Tue 24 Jun 14

trevhd says...

What a pair off brave chaps these are to hit 2 people with a mallet ,when caught they should be charged with attempted murder as the attacks must have been premeditated why else would you go out with a mallet at 4 am .I know the lad with the broken jaw he could have been killed by this attack .Get well soon guys .
What a pair off brave chaps these are to hit 2 people with a mallet ,when caught they should be charged with attempted murder as the attacks must have been premeditated why else would you go out with a mallet at 4 am .I know the lad with the broken jaw he could have been killed by this attack .Get well soon guys . trevhd
  • Score: 18

9:06pm Sat 12 Jul 14

SlimJimz says...

They look like the rest of the chavvy scum that populate darwen. Unfortunately, darwen is that full of trash, it's hard to tell who these 2 planks are, they all look the same ( other than colour )
They look like the rest of the chavvy scum that populate darwen. Unfortunately, darwen is that full of trash, it's hard to tell who these 2 planks are, they all look the same ( other than colour ) SlimJimz
  • Score: 0

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