Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked in his home in Blackburn in the early hours of yesterday morning (Sunday, February 24).
Around 1am, police were called to an address on Coleridge Street to reports that three men had broken into a house and attacked the occupant.
On arrival, police found the 41-year-old man inside the house with multiple injuries. He has been taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.
Officers believe the three men have run from the address in the direction of Stansfield Street.
Detective Superintendent Paul Withers said: “This was a very vicious attack which has left a man in a critical condition and I am appealing to anyone with any information that could help us trace the people responsible to contact us.
“I would like to reassure people that we do not believe this to be a random attack but that the men may have been known to each other and we would urge anyone who knows anything about this to get in touch.”
The first offender is described as being white, aged between 25 and 30 years old and of a medium or athletic build. He had short brown hair, which was longer on top and spoke in a local accent.
The second offender is described as being white, around six feet tall and of a strong or heavy build with short dark hair and a local accent.
The third man is also described as being white, six feet tall, of a strong or heavy build with a local accent.
Anybody with any information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.