Detectives have launched an investigation after a man was attacked with a baseball bat in Nelson.
The incident happened around 9-45pm last night in Smith Street.
Neighbours have reported that police were on the scene throughout the night and a forensics tent was put up in a nearby back street as officers tried to determine exactly what happened to the 19-year-old.
Patricia Flyfield (47) told our reporter: “I heard some noise outside our door and I heard some screaming.
“I decided not to go out and my partner looked outside about 9,50pm and there were police and two ambulances there.”
The victim was taken to the Royal Blackburn Hospital but has since discharged himself.