Attempted murder arrest as Stafford attack leaves man critical

A man has been left critically injured after an attack in Stafford.

The attack happened in Marston Road, Stafford
The attack happened in Marston Road, Stafford

The man, aged 27, was left with a serious head injury after he was attacked in Marston Road at around 7.35pm.

A 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in policy custody this morning.

The victim was taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital and is still in a critical condition, Staffordshire Police said today.

Detectives are now appealing for information, while forensic officers continue to examine the scene.

Detective Inspector Giles Parsons, senior investigating officer, said: “We are keen to establish the circumstances of this serious assault."

PCSOs have been making door-to-door enquiries and officers will continue to patrol the area over the coming days.

Anyone with information about the incident should call 101 quoting incident number 765 of October 10 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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