Man charged with murder following Burnley assault

The scene of the assault
The scene of the assault
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A man has been charged with murder following an assault in Burnley.

Police were called around 7-05am on Saturday October 27th to reports of an assault on Hargreaves Street. Officers attended and 32-year-old Marek Krivak, from Slovakia, was found on the floor with head injuries.

Marek Krivak

Marek Krivak

Police officers treated Mr Krivak until paramedics arrived. Mr Krivak was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment but sadly died from his injuries on Tuesday October 30th.

A post-mortem examination has given a cause of death as head injuries.

Drew Wilkinson (18) of Straight Mile Court, Burnley, had earlier been charged with section 18 assault and possession of an offensive weapon. His charge has now been changed to murder.

He will appear before Blackburn Magistrates’ Court on Friday morning.

Two other men, aged 25 and 19, who were arrested on suspicion of assault, were released without charge.

A police spokesman said: "Our thoughts remain with Mr Krivak's family at this extremely difficult time."