POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was admitted to hospital with a serious head injury following an incident in Burnley on Saturday night.
About 8pm, a 31-year-old father of four was found in March Street with a serious head injury. He was taken to Blackburn Royal Hospital but has since been transferred to Royal Preston Hospital where his condition is described as potentially life threatening.
Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen how the man sustained his injuries.
Detective Inspector James Elston said: “We’re in the early stages of the investigation and at this time it appears the man has been subjected to some form of assault but we urgently need witnesses to come forward and assist the inquiry.
“It is unknown at this stage why the victim, who is a builder, was in the area, it may have been in March Street to meet someone in connection with his trade.
“It is also unclear how he sustained such a serious head injury but I am considering a number of possibilities one of which being that the injured man was involved in an altercation with someone and that person may not have intended to cause him such serious harm. If this person is you I would urge you to do the right thing and contact the police.
“The victim’s wife and family are understandably very worried and upset and are being supported by a trained officer.
“I’d appeal to anybody that was in the area at the time or saw anything unusual to contact Lancashire Police on 101.”
People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.
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Saturday 25 May 2013
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