A Burnley reveller suffered “mystery” injuries on a night out drinking in the town centre, police say.
The man was captured on CCTV running along Gas Street before vanishing from sight then reappearing nearby visibly injured.
Now detectives are trying to piece together what happened to the injured man.
Det. Sgt Charlie Haynes, from Pennine CID, believes the man was seperated from friends between 6am and 6-30am after drinking in Burnley.
He said: “CCTV last captures the man running down Gas Street before turning right and disappearing from view. At this stage he does not appear to be chased by any other person and is not injured.
“He then appears a short time later on Queens Lancashire Way walking towards Burnley Crown Court. At this stage he is still alone but is now seen on CCTV limping and is clearly injured. He continues to walk around the town centre until he eventually is taken home in a taxi.
“The injured man remains in a great deal of pain and is currently being treated at Blackburn Royal Hospital.”
Det. Sgt Haynes appealed would like to appeal for anybody who has any information which may assist us in determining how he has sustained these serious injuries to contact Pennine CID on 01282 472240 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.