Man left bleeding from head following Colne assault

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A man was left bleeding from his head following an assault in Colne.

Police confirmed that the victim, in his 40s, was assaulted in Church Street at around 8-30pm on Saturday.

It is believed the offender/s hit the victim on the head, before walking away.

The incident has sparked outrage on social media, after a Facebook user reported the man had to be taken to hospital by police.

It was said the victim had allegedly been waiting for the ambulance to arrive for 40 minutes.

A North West Ambulance spokesman said: “We understand that waiting for an ambulance can be distressing and we are sorry for any upset caused to the patient.

“When received, all 999 calls are given a priority rating, based on the information given by the caller, to make sure patients receive the most appropriate response for their needs and those with immediately life-threatening conditions are responded to first.

“We urge patients to contact us directly to discuss any concerns regarding the service we provide.”