Man, 79, held over Sompting attempted murder

Sompting A 70-year-old woman remains in a critical condition in hospital

A 79-year-old man has been arrested for attempted murder after a 70-year-old woman received serious head injuries at a house in West Sussex.

The woman was injured at the property in Grasmere Avenue, Sompting, at about 18:45 BST on Thursday.

She was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton where she remains in a critical condition, Sussex Police said.

Anyone with any information about what happened is asked to contact the force.

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