Man ‘poorly’ after streeet assault

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POLICE are appealing for information after a man was seriously assaulted in Colne in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Police were called by the ambulance service at 3-30 a.m. after members of the public found a 28-year-old man lying in a park area after hearing a commotion close to Hawley Street.

The man has sustained serious head and facial injuries and is currently described as being in a poorly condition at the Royal Preston Hospital.

Detective Chief Inspector Pete Simm from the Force Major Investigation Team said: “This man has suffered a violent and sustained assault and I would appeal to anybody with any information that could assist with our investigation to come forward.

“We are still at the early stages of the investigation and are still trying to establish the circumstances of what has happened. Crime Scene investigators are continuing to examine the scene and a cordon remains in place.”

A 19-year-old man and a 21-year-old man, both from Nelson, have been arrested in connection with the incident.

Anyone with any information 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 No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.