Police are investigating a serious assault in Cornwall today [19 July] which left an elderly woman with life-threatening injuries.
Officers were called to Pembroke Close in Par at 2.10pm and located an 81-year-old woman who had been assaulted in the street.
She was taken Treliske Hospital with head injuries which are described as life-threatening. She was 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 witnessed the incident or has information to assist with the investigation is asked to contact police via [email protected] or by phone on 101, quoting crime reference CR/065003/18.
Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News