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Man charged with wounding after Lancaster machete attack

A man has been charged after another man was attacked with a machete on a street in Lancaster.

The attack happened at about 3.25pm on Wednesday (April 17th) on Whiteray Road in the Ryelands area when the victim was assaulted with what police believe was a machete.

He managed to make off from the scene, but police are now looking for him as they are concerned about his welfare as he could need medical attention as a result of the injuries suffered in the assault.

He is Alex McKenzie, 22, of no fixed address.

Alex (pictured) is white, slim, five ft 10ins tall with light brown hair. He was last seen wearing grey shorts, a baseball cap and a hooded jacket.

Police are also looking to trace this man captured on CCTV.

Det Insp Matt Entwistle, of Lancaster CID, said: “This was a shocking incident which has left a man with some significant injuries which could require medical attention. I would appeal to anyone who has any information about where Alex McKenzie could be to come forward and let us know.

“We also want to trace the man in the CCTV images so if anyone knows who this could be I would urge them to contact us.”

A man has been charged in connection with Wednesday’s attack.

Daniel Martin, 38, of Mayfield Avenue, Lancaster, is charged with section 18 wounding with intent, possession of a knife/bladed article in public place, and possession of cannabis with intent to supply.

Anyone with information should contact police by emailing 6116@lancashire.police.uk or calling on 101 quoting log 0993 of April 17th.

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