Assault victim recovering in hospital

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A 24-year-old victim of a basesball bat assault is recovering well from his injuries in the Royal Preston Hospital.

The Burnley man was rushed to the hospital with serious head injuries following an incident in Sefton Terrace, Burnley, on Thursday, May 30th.

He was initially in a critical but stable condition, but police confirmed on Wednesday he had been transferred to another hospital ward.

Jamie Shackleton (24), from Piccadilly Road, Burnley, has been charged with Section 18 wounding with intent and criminal damage.