Stoke & Staffordshire

Man in hospital after New Year attack in Burntwood

A man is in hospital with head injuries after he and another man were attacked.

The two men were walking home during the early hours of New Year's Day when they were assaulted by two other men in what Staffordshire Police described as an unprovoked attack.

The 66-year-old man suffered severe face and head injuries. His condition is described as serious but stable.

A 42-year-old man, also hurt in the attack in Chasetown, Burntwood, suffered facial injuries.

The incident took place in Queen Street and the two attackers ran off towards Edwards Street. Police are appealing for witnesses.

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