Police are investigating after a 73-year-old security guard was savagely beaten and left lying seriously injured for hours, following an attack at a Brierley Hill factory yesterday.
The guard was attacked after he challenged a man found near an office inside Stoke Forgings, a metal factory in Vine Street at around 1pm (19 March).
The man was hit numerous times, leaving him with serious head injuries. The guard was later discovered by a colleague who started work at around 7pm last night.
Detective Inspector Colin Mattinson from Force CID said:
The security guard is currently detained in a critical condition in hospital. This was a sustained and violent attack on an elderly man. We believe he challenged a man found inside the premises which led to the unprovoked attack taking place.
The factory unit has been sealed off by officers while forensic enquiries take place.