A MAN is fighting for his life in hospital after an alleged assault in Great Horton earlier today.

The 40-year-old man is in a critical condition with head injuries and police are appealing for any witnesses who saw an altercation in Hollybank Road in the early hours.

Officers were called at 12.13pm today.

A 21-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy have been arrested on suspicion of assault.

Scenes of crime officers are at the scene and part of the road has been cordoned off.