Two men arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after serious assault

Detectives investigating the serious assault of a man in the early hours of this morning have arrested two men on suspicion of attempted murder.

Friday, 4th November 2016, 2:05 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 5:02 pm
Royal Mail offices at Chorley East Business Centre.
Royal Mail offices at Chorley East Business Centre.

The pair aged 23 and 33 from Chorley were detained earlier today, Friday, November 4, and are currently in police custody.

Police were called by the Ambulance Service at around 1.50am after a local man in his thirties had been found with head injuries near to the Royal Mail offices at Chorley East Business Centre, Chorley.

He was taken to Royal Preston Hospital where he remains in a serious condition.

Three men were seen walking away from the area just after the time of the assault and we are asking anyone with information to come forward.

DI Jane Webb from Chorley CID said: “This has happened in the early hours but hopefully someone will have seen something.

“We are still trying to trace a potential third man so if you know anything about him, or you have any information that could assist us with our investigation, please get in touch by calling 101 quoting LC-20151104-0066.”

Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at