Dog walker subjected to vicious attack

Cleveland Police say a man, aged 65, was subjected to a vicious attack while walking his dog in Redcar.

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Dog walker seriously ill after attack

Cleveland Police have confirmed that a 65-year-old man who sustained serious headinjuries in Chestnut Avenue was walking his dog between Chestnut Avenue and thesea front and back between 9.30pm and 10.10pm on Wednesday 9thOctober.

They are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed his attack to get in touch.

This was a vicious attack which has left the victim with serious head injuries. He is undergoing treatment and we expect he will be in hospital for some time.

I would like to thank residents in the area who have been inconvenienced with the road closures in the area for their patience. Unfortunately, this will be on-going whilst we continue to search the area."

– Detective Chief Inspector Anne-Marie Salwey, Cleveland Police

Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with an incident in which a man suffered head injuries. A ambulance was called to Chestnut Avenue, Redcar, Teesside, at around 1.25am yesterday (OCT 9) and a 65-year-old man was treated at the address.

Later, at 9.13am, police attended and found the man unconscious.

He was taken to James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough, where he remains in a stable condition.Cleveland Police today said a 46-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

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