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Police hunt man after savage attack on guard

Police hunt man after savage attack on guard Credit: PA

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 attacker then left the factory and the injured man was not discovered until five hours later.

Enquiries are continuing and we are studying CCTV and carrying our forensic investigations at the scene. We are still trying to establish what the man was doing inside the premises and what, if anything was stolen.

– Detective Inspector Colin Mattinson

The factory unit has been sealed off by officers while forensic enquiries take place.