A MAN was hospitalised after he was assaulted inside a house in the middle of the day.

Police were called to Ainslie Street at 12.17pm yesterday afternoon after reports of an assault involving three men.

Three police vans were present on Westmorland Street around 2pm yesterday afternoon where three police officers were patrolling the scene.

One eyewitness said there was blood splattered on the road at Settle Street and Ainslie Street.

The road was not cordoned off to motorists or pedestrians.

A 23-year-old man from Barrow suffered facial injuries and was taken to Furness General Hospital for treatment.

Bill McEwan, a Barrow Borough councillor, condemned the attack as ‘horrendous’.

He said: “It’s unusual for something like that to happen on a quiet road like Ainslie Street and for people to fight in the streets, if that’s what happened.

“It’s very sad times for people to do that in broad daylight.

“It’s just horrendous - it’s not nice in the day or night for this to happen on our streets.

“It’s something only the individuals can sort out themselves and I hope someone comes forward with information.”

A Cumbria police spokeswoman said: “Police were contacted at 12.17pm yesterday afternoon to an incident of assault at an address on Ainslie Street.

“The incident is reported to have involved three men.”

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the police on 101 or alternatively they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting incident number 107 of August 7.