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Man in 'critical condition' after being found unresponsive at a property near Newport

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Gwent Police is appealing for information after a man was found "seriously assaulted" at an address in the Shaftesbury area of Newport.

The ambulance service reported that a man was unresponsive within a property on Tewkesbury Walk at around 11.55pm on Thursday.

The 22-year-old, from the Newport area, was found with serious head injuries and was taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

Officers are urging anyone that might have noticed anything suspicious in or around Tewkesbury Walk, Evans Street, Shaftesbury Street and Glastonbury Close between 6.30pm on Thursday and 12.30am on Friday to come forward.

I would like to reassure residents in the Shaftesbury area that we are making every effort to establish the circumstances that took place that night and officers are currently in the area carrying out further enquiries. If residents have any questions or concerns, please do speak to them.

If anyone has information, please call 101 quoting 1900421597, send a direct message to our Gwent Police Facebook and Twitter social media pages.

We are also requesting any motorists travelling in the area around these times, to please check any dash cam footage for suspicious activity or vehicles, that will assist officers with their enquiries. If you do have footage, please submit it via the above link.

If you would prefer to contact us with information anonymously, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

– Detective Chief Inspector Nick Wilkie, Gwent Police CID