Rotherham man arrested over Hoyland car theft attack

Scene of attack The victim of the attack discovered a man trying to take his car early on Sunday morning

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A 33-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an attack that left a man in hospital with "life threatening" head injuries.

The victim, 49, was assaulted when he confronted a man trying to steal his car from Skiers View Road, in Hoyland.

South Yorkshire Police said they had arrested a man from Rotherham on suspicion of burglary and causing grievous bodily harm.

The 49-year-old remains in hospital following the attack on Sunday.

South Yorkshire Police has appealed for anyone who saw any "suspicious activity" in the area to come forward.

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