Man in his 60s hospitalised following assault in Clitheroe

Police closed off a section of the road as they continue their investigation.
Police closed off a section of the road as they continue their investigation.

An early-morning assault in Clitheroe town centre has left a man in his 60s with serious injuries with police launching an investigation into the incident.

Ambulance services were called at 5.30am this morning following a report of a man being found with injuries on Greenacre Street off Whalley Road in Clitheroe.

An ambulance was called at around 5.30am this morning.

An ambulance was called at around 5.30am this morning.

"There's been an assault," a statement from the police read. "Ambulance services were called at 5.30 this morning to a report that a man in his 60s had been found with injuries on Greenacre Street.

"He has been taken to Royal Preston Hospital with a number of serious injuries," the statement continued. "Part of the road has been closed and an investigation is underway."