Police investigate assault leaving man 'serious'

Detectives in York are investigating following a serious assault in the city. It occurred shortly before 9pm last night in a house in the Upper Poppleton area.

An 81-year-old man suffered serious head and chest injuries and was taken to York District Hospital were he remains in a serious condition.

An 83-year-old woman who was also in the house was not injured although left very shaken. A 56-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.