A MAN was taken to hospital after two men armed with a curved machete broke into his home.

Police officers were called to a house in Napier Street, Nelson, at 11.55pm on Friday after two men, dressed in dark clothing and wearing balaclavas, broke into the victim's home.

Described as a 'very violent' aggravated burglary by police, the victim, from Lithuania, suffered wounds to his arms and a cut to the back of his head.

The man was taken to Royal Preston Hospital where he is undergoing treatment.

Detective Sergent Mark Holland, said: “This was a very violent, aggravated burglary.

“Fortunately a member of the public heard a commotion and raised the alarm.

“We are now asking anyone who was in the area and saw or heard anything, or who may have CCTV or dash-cam footage, to get in touch, as we try and establish the circumstances surrounding this incident.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact 3969@lancashire.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting log 1776 of August 17.