A MAN has appeared before Blackburn magistrates charged with a single punch assault which resulted in the victim suffering "life changing" injuries.

The court heard Risard Karmazin suffered multiple fractures to his skull and bleeds on his brain following the incident at the corner of Grange Street and Queensberry Street, Burnley, on December 20.

Aaron James Scott, 27, of Barclay Avenue, Burnley, was sent in custody to Burnley Crown Court charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm on Mr Karmazin.

He will appear before the crown court on February 20.