A MAN was attacked with a knife during a fracas in a city street.
The 24-year-old was allegedly assaulted at around 8pm on Wednesday at the junction of Selborne Street and Manchester Road in Avenham, Preston,
The victim had been dropped off at the junction at 7.30pm close to a corner shop.
Detectives are still probing what happened next, but it is understood the victim was among a group of Asian men who started to argue with two other men.
The two men are thought to have climbed over some alleygates and got into a ginnel behind some homes.
Police believe the group of Asian men challenged the men as there have been burglaries in the area recently.
A fracas then followed.
Det Sgt John Crichton of Preston CID, said: “We think an argument took place and a man was injured.
“Police have recovered a bread knife from the scene.
“The man was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital but was later released and had a head wound glued by medical staff.
“His injuries are not life threatening.
He added: “It is not being treated as a racially motivated incident at this stage.”
Police are still appealing for witnesses who may have been driving or walking down Manchester Road to come forward.
Anyone with information should call Preston Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
n Paul John McMullen, 42, Plungington Road, Plungington, Preston, has been charged with a section 47 assault in connection with the incident and will appear before Preston Magistrates Court.
A second man has been released without charge.