Lancashire

Blackburn would-be car thief attacks man

A man was attacked in a "vicious and sustained assault" when he tried to stop a would-be thief breaking into cars.

The 37-year-old victim was found lying injured in Parkes Way, Blackburn shortly before midnight, Lancashire Police said.

He was taken to the Royal Blackburn Hospital with cuts to the face and a possible jaw fracture.

Lancashire Police have appealed for any witnesses to contact them.

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