A MAN was attacked with a baseball bat during a robbery in Padiham.

Police are asking for the public's help with the incident where the man in his 30s was walking on Pendle Street, onto the Greenway on December 29 at 5.30pm, when he was approached by four men.

It is believed three men were wearing balaclavas, while a fourth man had his hood up. This man punched the victim before hitting him with a baseball bat.

The attackers took two Samsung mobile phones, £150 in cash, an Adidas bag a cream and blue-coloured North Face jacket with the victim requiring hospital treatment.

Det Con Phil Scott said: “This was a shocking attack which left the victim requiring hospital treatment.

“While we have made an arrest, we are keen to speak to anyone with information or who saw what happened.

“Several items were stolen from the victim, including a the distinctive jacket. We know someone can tell us who is responsible.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 1035 of December 29. A 31-year-old man from Nelson was arrested on suspicion of robbery and later released under investigation pending further enquiries.