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69-year-old man arrested for attempted murder of elderly woman in Par

Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

A 69-year-old man has been arrested after an elderly woman was left with life threatening injuries in Cornwall.

Police were called to Pembroke Close in Par just after 2pm on Thursday 19th July after reports that an 81-year-old woman had been assaulted in the street.

She was taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital but later transferred to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth where she remains in a critical condition.

A 69-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and he remains in custody.

Police would like to reassure the public that this is an isolated incident.

Anyone who saw what happened is being asked to contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101@dc.police.uk or by calling on 101 quoting crime reference CR/065003/18.