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Oswaldtwistle man left with fractured skull after row in the street
AN OSWALDTWISTLE man was left with a fractured skull after being battered outside a takeaway in Accrington town centre.
The 25-year-old was outside Bailey’s Bar and Dixie Chick N Hut in Church Street at around 4.45am on Saturday when he got into an argument with an Asian man.
The victim was punched, causing him to fall and hit his head on the pavement, a blow that knocked him out.
He was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital where he was being treated for serious head injuries yesterday afternoon.
Police were examining CCTV footage and appealed for any witnesses to contact them on 101.
Sgt Kathryn Cussans said: “The town centre would have been very busy in the early hours of the morning so I’d appeal to any witnesses, particularly shop owners, in the vicinity to come forward.
“I would appeal to any members of the public who may have witnessed this, or the assault itself to contact Blackburn CID on 101 if they can assist.”
People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org.