APPEAL: Serious assault in Burntwood


Wed 6 Jan: UPDATE: Two men have been arrested in connection with a serious assault in Burntwood in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

The 24-year-old and 25-year-old local men were arrested yesterday (Tues) and have been bailed, pending further inquiries, to a date in February.

An investigation into the Queen Street assault is ongoing and any one with information is asked to come forward.

The 66-year-old man who was hospitalised remains in hospital in Birmingham in a serious but stable condition.

If you have any information please contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident 140 of January 1, or the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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Police are appealing for witnesses after two men were seriously assaulted in Chasetown, Burntwood, in the early hours of this morning, Friday (New Year’s Day).

Officers were called to Queen Street, at its junction with King Street, just after 1.20am after receiving a report of a disturbance in the street.

Two men walking home after a night out had been attacked by two other men in an unprovoked assault. The offenders (both described as white men) left the scene, running off towards Edward Street.

The two victims are both local men. A 66-year-old sustained severe facial and head injuries and was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham where his condition is described as serious but stable.

A 42-year-old also sustained facial injuries but was not hospitalised.

An investigation into this incident is now underway and anyone with information is urged to come forward.

Officers will be carrying out inquiries in the area today, including gathering any CCTV footage.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 140 of January 1, or the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or through their Anonymous Online Form at http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

Author: sp16394

Press Officer at Staffordshire Police