Lancashire Police investigate after man found critically injured outside Preston’s Harris Museum
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Police were called by the ambulance service shortly before 3am after the man was found with head injuries in Harris Street, next the Harris Museum
He was taken to Royal Preston Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.
An investigation is underway and is in its early stages but police believe the man may have been the victim of an assault.
After reviewing CCTV footage, detectives say the victim appeared to be involved in an altercation with two men near the museum.
No arrests have been made at this stage but enquiries are ongoing to trace those involved.
What do police say?
Det Chief Inspector Rach Higson, from the Force Major Investigation Team: “This incident has left a young man with serious injuries and my thoughts are with his loved ones at this time.
“While our investigation is at a very early stage, we believe that the victim may have been involved in an altercation with two men on Harris Street and we are making efforts to trace those individuals.
“I have a team of detectives and staff who are following a number of lines of enquiry, including looking at CCTV in the city centre, to assist with tracing the males.
“I would appeal to anyone who either witnessed an altercation or who saw anything suspicious in the Birley Street junction of Harris Street area around 2.45am this morning to come forward and contact us so we can establish what has happened to leave this young man with such serious injuries.”