Teenager arrested over attack on Burnley man

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A TEENAGER has been arrested after a man was viciously attacked in Burnley.

Detectives said the 48-year-old, who is from Burnley, was found in the front garden of a house in Standen Hall Drive, Briercliffe, with a fractured skull at 8-10 p.m. on Friday.

He was rushed to the Royal Blackburn Hospital but, due to the severity of his injuries, was later transferred to the Royal Preston Hospital.

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent and was yesterday being questioned by police. On the day of the attack the victim had been in Burnley town centre but it is not known who he was with or how he travelled back to Briercliffe.

The victim is white, 6ft. 6in. tall, of slim build with short dark receding hair and he was wearing a blue/green fleece, dark trousers and dark coloured shoes.

Det. Insp. Nick Hodgeson from Burnley CID said: “I would appeal for a number of people who may have information that can assist this investigation to come forward.

“I am keen to speak to anyone who recognises the description of the victim and perhaps saw him in Burnley town centre to get in touch. Likewise, anyone who may know how he travelled from Burnley to Briercliffe then please contact the police.

“Furthermore, if anyone saw anything suspicious in the area at the time of this assault or witnessed anything then I would be very keen to hear from you.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Burnley CID on 01282 472144 or they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.