Police are investigating a serious assault, reported to have occurred in the area of Newland Terrace, Greengate Street, Barrow between 9.30pm and 9.40pm on yesterday (Nov 23).
A spokesperson from Cumbria Police said: "A 38-year-old local man was located by NWAS with head injuries described as not life threatening.
"Three males wearing dark clothing are reported to have fled the scene a short time prior to the incident being reported.
"It is believed a sharp implement was used in the assault and was recovered at the scene.
"Enquiries are ongoing and detectives are speaking with residents in the area."