WEAPON-WIELDING thugs are being hunted after a man was badly hurt in a street attack.
Detectives launched a public appeal for help to trace a vicious gang in the wake of the fracas that erupted in Brunshaw Avenue, Burnley, on Sunday evening.
The fight was captured on CCTV, now the subject of frame-by-frame analysis, and police have flooded the area with leaflets in a bid to get people to come forward with information.
The incident happened at around 7-45 p.m. outside the shops on the estate street.
Evidence gathered so far indicates that the man was attacked by a group of about seven other men. Police who went to his assistance were met with violent scenes, with some of the men using weapons.
The injured 30-year-old man was taken to the Royal Blackburn Hospital with a head injury and cuts on his arm and leg. He discharged himself from hospital on Monday.
Detective Sergeant Nick Hodgson, of Burnley CID, said: “I would appeal to anyone who has information relating to the incident on Sunday to come forward and contact police.
Anyone with information can call Burnley CID on 0845 1253545 or anonymously on Crimestoppers, 0800 555 111.