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Police in Barrow have arrested two local people, a 24 year old man and 23 year old woman, following two reported assaults that occurred in the town this week. Both remain in police custody for questioning this morning. The first assault took place around 7 pm on Wednesday 18th July 2012 on Dundonald Street in Barrow in Furness. Police were called by the ambulance service to Duke Street in Barrow-in-Furness after a man was reportedly hit with a baseball bat. The victim, a local man aged 31, was taken to hospital via ambulance but was transferred to Preston hospital for treatment for a head injury. He remains in a serious condition.
The offender who is described as male, around 5 ft 10 who was wearing a black jacket with a hood up and dark tracksuit bottoms. It is believed he had his face covered at the time of the assault.
A second assault occurred at around 4 am on Thursday 19th July 2012 which involved a 40 year old local man who was assaulted on Hartington Street in Barrow-in-Furness. It occurred close to the Pharmacy on Hartington Street, Barrow in Furness. The victim had heard a noise outside his property and went outside when he was assaulted, allegedly with a ‘jemmy’. He was taken to Furness General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He is now recovering from his ordeal at home.
The offender was described as being approximately 6 ft tall, slim build, wearing dark clothing with a hoody which was zipped up to his eyes. He left the scene by Nelson Street.
Police are investigating whether these assaults are connected at this time and are appealing for any members of the public who witnessed either incident to contact Barrow CID by dialling 101.
The police are particularly keen to speak to the driver of a white taxi who collected a bare chested male from Bath Street in Barrow in Furness between 9.30pm and 10.15pm on Wednesday 18th July to contact them as soon as soon as possible on 101.
Information can also be passed anonymously to police via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.