Police end probe into 'assault' on Strictly's Gorka Marquez in Blackpool

Police have closed an investigation into a reported “assault” on Strictly Come Dancing star Gorka Marquez.

The professional dancer was said to have been beaten up by a gang of youths on a street in Blackpool just hours after he took part in the BBC One live show last month.

A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: “We have carried out a proportionate investigation which is now closed. No arrests have been made.

“We have never received a complaint from the victim and any injuries sustained would seem to be of a minor nature.

“We will always take reports of crime seriously and would urge anyone who has been a victim to come forward so they can assist us in our inquiries.”

It was reported that the Spaniard would need dental surgery after having two teeth broken when he was punched in the face as “a group of local louts came out of nowhere”.

The 26-year-old was said to have been targeted as he walked to the resort’s Flamingo nightclub with fellow dancers Aljaz Skorjanec and Neil Jones.

He later thanked fans for their messages of support.

More in this Section

Robbie Williams reveals he will be voting for the first timeRobbie Williams reveals he will be voting for the first time

Lily Allen reacts emotionally to Labour manifestoLily Allen reacts emotionally to Labour manifesto

Liam Gallagher reaches out to woman injured by flare at concertLiam Gallagher reaches out to woman injured by flare at concert

Anya Taylor-Joy appears as Jane Austen heroine in first Emma teaser trailerAnya Taylor-Joy appears as Jane Austen heroine in first Emma teaser trailer


Lifestyle

This truck serves as an excellent metaphor for what needs to happen in our education system. A colossal truck needs to barge in front of it.Secret Diary of an Irish Teacher: Time to ditch private schools

Sorting out Cork people for ages...Ask Audrey: Is it still ok to just lob the gob after 10 pints?

Nip those winter ailments in the bud with the help of garden bounty. Fiann Ó Nualláin shows you how.Have a berry merry Christmas with the help of garden bounty

Dig a planting hole around three times the size of its pot and around the same depth, loosening the soil around the hole.Your quick guide to planting trees

More From The Irish Examiner