A MAN is in a critical condition after a serious assault.

Officers were called to Blackburn Road, Accrington shortly after 5.50pm on Tuesday.

The man in his 40s was seriously injured following an altercation with another man close to the junction with Princess Street.

He suffered injuries to his head and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital where he remains in a critical but stable condition.

A 27-year-old man from Accrington has been arrested on suspicion of assault. He is currently in police custody.

Police are now looking for witnesses.

Inspector Neil Marr of Burnley Police, said: “We’re appealing to anyone who was in the area, or who saw anything suspicious around the time, to please come forward with any information which could help with our investigation.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 1110 of 6th March.