Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a report of assault in Penzance in the early hours of this morning (Sunday).

Officers were called by the ambulance service to a report of an assault in Market Place, Penzance, at around 3.40am today, Sunday, June 16.

A local man in his 20s was taken to hospital after sustaining serious head injuries, police have said.

A police cordon remained in place at the scene this morning while officers carried out inquiries.

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: "If you witnessed the incident or have any information that could help with the investigation, please contact police via our website or by calling 101 quoting reference number 50240147072."

If you have been affected by crime visit victimcare-dc.org to access support services and information on your rights and how to navigate the criminal justice system.

You can also call Victim Support on 08 08 16 89 111 or Devon and Cornwall Police’s Victim Care Unit on 01392 475900.