Police are appealing for information after an assault on a man at about 4am today at the junction of Fishergate and Cheapside in Preston.
The victim was approached by the offender and punched in the face causing serious injuries.
The offender is described as a white male, between 25 to 30 years old wearing a white shirt with dark trousers.
A Preston police spokesman said: “Although arrests have been made in relation to this incident we would appeal for anyone who may have seen the assault to get in touch with us.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number LC-20150329-0213 or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers.org