A MAN has been left with a fractured skull after a hotel burglary.

Police were called to The Oaks Hotel in Colne Road, Burnley, at around 3.40am today.

The 68-year-old man told officers he heard a noise in the entrance area of the hotel and had gone to investigate when he was attacked.

Police believe the offender had gone into the hotel about half an hour before the assault and carried out a search and stolen cash.

He made off and is now being hunted by police.

The victim was taken to hospital where he is being treated for a fractured skull.

Detective Constable Claire Hughes, of East CID, said: "This incident has left a man with a very serious head injury and I would appeal for anyone with information or anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV still to get in touch with us."

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting log number 0113 of Thursday, January 11.