Man assaulted in Nelson flat

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Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted in a flat in Nelson.

The incident happened in the early hours of Sunday, March 15th when a 35-year-old man was assaulted at a flat above a shop on Scotland Road. The victim sustained bruising and swelling to his face as a result of the attack.

DC Shaun Hanna of Burnley CID said: “We believe that the victim may have tried to gain the attention of passers-by on Scotland Road during the assault and we are looking to speak to anyone who may have been in the vicinity at the time of the attack.

“We are particularly keen to trace two Asian men, aged approximately between 18 and 21 years, who we believe may have spoken to the victim through the window.

“We believe they may not have realised the man was in distress at the time and we would urge them to come forward with any information.”

Anyone with any information should contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log reference LC-20150315-0151.

Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.