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Man seriously injured following assault in Haslingden

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

We are appealing for information following an assault in Haslingden which left a man with serious injuries.

We were called at around 3am yesterday (Monday) to reports a man aged in his 20s had been assaulted on Poplar Street by a group of men as he walked home from a night out.

It is thought he was attacked with weapons, including an axe, causing a broken arm, a broken leg, two deep lacerations to his head and stab wounds to his leg. He remains in hospital, where he is due to undergo surgery for the breaks to his leg.

We would now like to speak to anyone who saw all or part of the assault, or who has any other information about it.

DS Sarah Hargreaves, of Burnley CID, said: “This was a nasty incident, which has left a man with serious injuries, and our enquiries are very much ongoing.

“We are now trying to piece together exactly what occurred and are determined to find those responsible.

“If you saw the incident or saw the men involved, or have any other information that could help with our enquiries, we would urge you to get in touch as soon as possible.”

Anybody with information is asked to call us on 101, quoting log number 183 of August 5th.


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