DETECTIVES have issued a witness appeal after a 17-year-old boy suffered a fractured skull after being attacked outside a Burnley nightclub.

Police said the altercation happened outside Vogue in Hammerton Street at around 7am on Sunday.

The teenager was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment and remains in a serious condition.

The teenager’s attacker left the scene before officers arrived. No-one has been arrested in connection with the incident.

It is not thought a weapon was used during the attack.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and urging anyone with information to come forward.

Det Con David Gill said: “An investigation is underway following a wounding in Burnley.

“A 17-year-old boy has suffered a fractured skull and remains in hospital undergoing treatment.

“We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who saw what happened or can assist with our enquiries.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101, quoting crime reference EF1713071.