A SECOND man has been arrested in connection with an assault in which a 59-year-old suffered a serious head injury.

Police were called to Princess Street in Great Harwood around 4.30pm on Monday, after reports of an eight-man brawl in the street.

One man was taken to hospital, but has been discharged.

Police are investigating the events which led up to the incident.

Det Sgt Kathryn Cussans said: “We are asking for anybody who was in the area who might have seen anything at all to contact us.

“A 17-year-old man was arrested on Monday afternoon on suspicion of a section 18 assault and a second man, aged 26, was arrested on suspicion of the same offence.”