A man suffered a fractured skull after being attacked in Preston.
The incident on Selborne Street, in Frenchwood, Preston, on Friday, saw the victim approached by a group of approximately six or seven individuals when he was subjected to a lengthy and violent attack.
The men are described as wearing dark coloured clothing.
DC Corina Barton, of Preston CID said: “This was a nasty and unprovoked attack and we are determined to find the persons responsible. We would urge anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have seen the offenders in the area at the time to contact us.”
Anyone with information should contact DC Barton on 01772 209749 or contact police on 101 quoting incident reference LC-20160408-1626.
Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court, say police.