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Police appeal after pensioner attack

Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault in Nelson.The incident took place on Saturday night on Leeds Road. The victim, a 65 year old man sustained a serious head injury and is in a critical condition at the Royal Preston Hospital.

The offender is described as white and aged between 18 and 22 years old and approximately 6 feet tall. He had short light coloured hair and was wearing a hooded jacket. Anyone with information is asked to call Burnley CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and who witnessed what happened to come forward and contact the police. "The victim remains in a critical condition in hospital and we need to find out exactly what happened and bring the person responsible to justice.

– Detective Inspector Marie Haworth, Burnley CID