York & North Yorkshire

Man held over assault on 81-year-old in York

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after an 81-year-old man was assaulted at a house in York.

North Yorkshire Police said the victim was in a serious condition at York Hospital after suffering head and chest injuries shortly before 21:00 BST on Friday.

An 83-year-old woman who was also in the house in the Upper Poppleton area was not injured.

Police said a 56-year-old man was arrested a short time after the attack.

Det Supt Heather Pearson said the woman was being cared for by family members.

"A number of enquiries are ongoing, including tracing people who can assist," she said.

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