A SECURITY guard has reportedly been assaulted during an attempted robbery.

Police were called to the former Baxi site in Lune Street, Padiham shortly before 2am.

A police spokesman said a security guard,who was assaulted during the incident, had reported three men attempting to steal metal from the site.

A man was arrested in neighbouring South Drive and is currently in custody the spokesman said.

Police have asked any residents who may have CCTV footage of the incident to come forward.

A spokesman said: "Patrols attended the area and arrested a suspect found on South Drive.

"They are currently in custody awaiting interview and we will continue our enquiries in the meantime.

"Please can residents in the South Drive / River Drive area of Padiham check their CCTV cameras around the time of the offence.

"If anybody has any footage or information please can they ring 101 and quote log reference 0062 of 23/05/2018."