Two in court over Colne assault

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POLICE have charged two men in connection with an assault on a 28 year old man in Colne in the early hours of Saturday.

Callum Shepherd (21), of Hibson Road, Nelson and Joshua Barrett (19), of Sackville Street, Nelson have both been charged with wounding with intent and have been remanded to appear before Pennine magistrates this morning.

Police were called by the ambulance service at 3-30 a.m. after members of the public found the man lying in a park area close to Hawley Street.

He had sustained serious head and facial injuries and remains in a stable condition at the Royal Preston Hospital.

Anyone with any information about this incident should call Lancashire Police on 101.

People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.