UPDATE: Three arrested after man is assaulted

Fishwick Parade in Preston the scene of a hit and run incident
Fishwick Parade in Preston the scene of a hit and run incident
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Three youths have been arrested following an altercation that left a man hospitalised.

Police are appealing for information following the incident on Fishwick Parade, Preston which resulted in the 45-year-old man being taken to hospital.

At around 10.10pm on March 20 the man, who is Hungarian, had gone to confront a group of youths for intimidating his family outside an address on Acregate Lane, earlier that evening.

The group have started to throw traffic cones and pieces of wood at him, which resulted in a laceration to his head.

Once on the floor, the man was then punched and kicked by members of the group.

He was taken to Royal Preston Hospital in a stable condition.

Sgt Paul McLernon from Preston Police said: “I am asking anyone who witnessed this incident to get in touch with us.

“I would like to reassure the local community that this type of street disorder is rare and we are providing extra patrols in the area.

“We are investigating exactly how this incident has come to occur and would encourage anyone with information to speak to a local officer or call us.”

Anyone with any information can contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting incident reference number 1361.

A 16-year-old boy, an 18-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy, who are all from Preston, were arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent and racially aggravated criminal damage.

They were bailed until May 20.