Two arrested after man seriously hurt in sledgehammer attack

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POLICE have arrested two men after a gang armed with sledgehammers, baseball bats and a knife left a man in hospital with serious injuries this week.

The 38-year-old man was taken to Blackburn Royal Hospital with a punctured lung, fractured skull and two broken legs after the late-night assault in Colne Road on Monday.

The armed attack happenedaround 8-45 p.m. and a section of the road had to be closed while police conducted their investigation.

The victim remains in hospital and is described as being in a stable but ill condition.

Police have since arrested a 51-year-old man from Burnley and a 23-year-old man from Nelson on suspicion of assault and the two men are currently in custody.

Pendle CID are now urging witnesses to come forward with any information.

Anyone with information should contact police on 472144 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.