Man, 37, seriously hurt in street attack

A man was found with serious injuries earlier today after being assaulted in Skelmersdale.

Police were called at about 7.30am today (Sunday, April 4) following a report a man had been found with serious injuries near Ferndale in Birch Green, less than a mile from the town centre.

Early enquiries suggest the incident took place near to Firbeck, also in Birch Green.

The man, aged 37, was taken to Aintree Hospital where his condition is described as serious.

An investigation has been launched and enquiries are underway to identify the offenders.

Detective Sgt Di Higham, of West Lancashire CID, said: “This incident has left a man with some very serious injuries which we believe at this stage are the result of an assault.

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“I would appeal to anyone who may have information which could help us piece together what has happened and identify the offenders to get in touch.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log 0290 of today.

Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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