A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a pensioner was assaulted in York.
The 81-year-old suffered serious head and chest injuries after being attacked at a house in the Upper Poppleton area shortly before 9pm on Friday night. He was taken to York District Hospital where he remains in a serious condition.
An 83-year-old woman, who was also in the property at the time of the incident, was uninjured although left very shaken.
Police have arrested a 56-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder.
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