A man from Preston has been arrested after a man was found seriously injured in a street in Blackburn.Advertisement
Lancashire Police were called to Clarendon Road by the ambulance service after a man was found unconscious on the pavement.
Detectives believe there may have been an attack earlier than 10am, when the man, in his 50s was found.
Police say the victim has serious head injuries and describe his condition as ‘extremely serious’.
Read more: Police make direct appeal to Deepdale community over stabbing of 16-year-old boy
A 32-year-old man, from Preston, was arrested on suspicion of wounding and remains in custody.
DCI Jason Richardson, of the Force Major Investigation Team, said: “A man has been very seriously injured as a result of this incident and first and foremost my thoughts are with him and his family at this very difficult time.
“We are at the very early stages of this investigation and while we have made one arrest, we are asking for the public’s help in establishing exactly what has occurred. Although we were contacted by the ambulance service just after 10am we believe the assault may have taken place earlier in the morning, so we would ask anyone who saw anything suspicious earlier in the day to get in contact. Similarly, we would also ask people to check their CCTV or dashcam footage to see if they have captured anything that could be crucial to our investigation.
“I am aware this incident will cause concern in the community, however, I can confirm that this is being treated as an isolated incident and there is not thought to be a wider threat to the public. There is a visible police presence in the area and reassurance patrols will be stepped up in the coming days.”
See the latest crime stats and information of where you live
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting log 0317 of December 27, 2020.
Read more: See the latest Preston news and headlines