A Leyland man was found lying on a pavement with a head injury after leaving a town pub on Saturday night.
Police are appealing for information after the 31-year-old suffered a bleed to the brain after allegedly being punched and falling to the ground.
He is known to have left the Seven Stars pub on Leyland Lane at around 9.40pm, and at around 11.10pm, the man was seen arguing with three men on Fox Lane, near to the park area.
He was taken to Chorley Hospital after being found by a passer-by, but was then transferred to the Royal Preston Hospital where it was confirmed he had a bleed on the brain.
He has now been released from hospital.
Officers are trying to piece together what happened to the man in the period of time between 9.40pm to 11.10pm.
DC David Wainwright from South Ribble CID said: “It is still unclear exactly what happened to the man between the time after he left the Seven Stars and the time he was found on the pavement where he was helped by a member of the public.
“If anyone saw a man who was possibly wearing a white t-shirt in the area around the Seven Stars pub or Fox Lane, please get in contact.
“Similarly, if you witnessed the man arguing with three other men or know who these men are, please let us know.”
Anyone with information can call police on 101 quoting reference number 1771 of 14 June 2014.
Alternatively, they 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.
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