York Assualt Victim Critical

22 January 2013, 15:47 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

A man is fighting for his life after being assaulted in Acomb in York.

Detectives investigating a serious assault at Acomb in York have confirmed that the 50 year old victim is in a critical condition.

The local man was attacked on Acomb Road, by the corner with Fairfax Court, around 7.40pm last night.

He’s now at Leeds General Infirmary for specialist treatment.

A 19 year old man and a 16 year old boy have been arrested in connection with the investigation. They remain in police custody for questioning.

Detective Inspector Ian Dyer, of York CID, said: "This is a very serious incident which has left a man critically ill in hospital.

"We are providing support to his family at this distressing time while we investigate the full circumstances surrounding the assault."

DI Dyer is urging residents in York who may have information to come forward to the police without delay.

He said: "It is vitally important that all witnesses to the assault do the right thing and contact the investigation team as soon as possible.

We need to piece together what happened on Monday evening, including what the individuals involved were doing in the build-up to the incident. Even the smallest item of information could be crucial."