Appeal for witnesses after man is left with 'life-threatening' head injury in Burnley incident (From Lancashire Telegraph)
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Appeal for witnesses after man is left with 'life-threatening' head injury in Burnley incident
11:36am Wednesday 13th March 2013 in News
POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man suffered a serious head injury in Burnley on Saturday night.
The 31-year-old man was found in March Street at about 8pm and was taken to Blackburn Royal Hospital. He has since been transferred to Royal Preston Hospital where his condition is described as potentially life-threatening.
Detective Insp James Elston from Pennine CID said: “We’re in the early stages of the investigation and at this time it appears the man has been subjected to some form of assault but we urgently need witnesses to come forward and assist the enquiry.
“It is unknown at this stage why the victim, who is a builder, was in the area. He may have been in March Street to meet someone in connection with his trade.
“It is also unclear how he sustained such a serious head injury but I am considering a number of possibilities one of which being that the injured man was involved in an altercation with someone and that person may not have intended to cause him such serious harm. If this person is you I would urge you to do the right thing and contact the police.”
"The victim’s wife and family are understandably very worried and upset and are being supported by a trained officer.
“I’d appeal to anybody that was in the area at the time or saw anything unusual to contact Lancashire Police on 101.”