Lancashire

Man injured in car park assault in Burnley

A man has been seriously injured in an assault in a Burnley car park.

Paramedics found the 48-year-old unconscious with a head injury in a car park close to the Keirby Hotel at about 01:00 GMT on Saturday.

Lancashire Police said they believe he may have been assaulted following a disagreement over a taxi fare.

They are looking for a 25-year-old Asian man who was wearing a black t-shirt and jeans.

He was part of a larger group of men in the area when the victim was assaulted.

Taxi appeal

The injured man is currently in an intensive care unit at a Liverpool hospital. His condition is described as stable.

A spokeswoman for Lancashire Police said they were eager to trace the driver of a taxi which took the victim and a female friend from Whalley Road in Accrington to the car park.

The driver is not a suspect, police said, but they believe he may have information about the attack.

Det Insp James Elston said: "An investigation is under way as we look to establish the exact circumstances surrounding this incident and how this man came about his injuries.

"It may well be the offender isn't aware how seriously injured the victim is and I would urge him or those with him to contact police."

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