We are appealing for information following a serious assault in Preston.
Police were called around 3.45am on Wednesday (July 27) to an address in Beech Terrace.
Officers attended with a man in his 40s found with a number of serious injuries to his head, chest and upper body. The man was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment.
Following enquiries, police arrested two men in connection with the attack.
Detectives are appealing for information and are keen to speak to anyone who can assist their enquiries.
Det Ch Insp Zoe Russo, of Lancashire Police, said: “This was a shocking and brutal attack where a man has been seriously assaulted inside his own home.
“He has been left with some horrendous injuries and will require significant medical treatment.
“We have made two arrests but would encourage anyone who can help with our investigation to get in touch.
“Did you see anyone acting suspiciously in the Beech Terrace area around the time of the attack? You may be able to help us.
“At this stage we are treating the offence as a targeted attack, however, we want to reassure residents and patrols have been increased.”
Anyone with information can call 101 quoting log 0154 of July 27.
Two men, both aged 30 and from Preston, have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and are in custody.