A TEENAGER has been attacked at a newsagents in Leyland, leaving him with life-changing injuries.

The boy was approached at 4pm on October 10 when he was buying sweets at the newsagents on Wigan Road.

The man, who he did not know, came up to him and punched him in the mouth in an unprovoked attack.

The attacker, who is described as being in his early 20's, then left the newsagents walking across the road and then towards Tesco.

The boy suffered a fractured jaw as a result of the attack and has also lost several teeth.

Officers have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to after a teenage boy suffered life-changing injuries.

No arrest has been made and officers now want to speak to the man in the image in connection with the investigation.

PC Emily Stanworth, of Chorley and South Ribble Police, said: “This was a cowardly, unprovoked attack which has left a teenage boy with life-changing injuries. We need to speak to the man in the CCTV image and I would encourage anybody who knows who he is to contact police. I would also appeal directly to the man himself to make contact with us if he sees this appeal.”

Police are asking that anyone with information is asked to contact independent charity Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555111 or email 8926@lancashire.pnn.police.uk or call police on 101, quoting log 1001 of October 10th, 2020.