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Man arrested in connection to serious assault in Bury St Edmunds is bailed by police

PUBLISHED: 21:53 25 November 2018

Tayfen Road in Bury St Edmunds Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

Tayfen Road in Bury St Edmunds Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

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A 23-year-old man arrested in connection with a serious assault in Bury St Edmunds which left a man in a critical state in hospital has been bailed by police.

Officers were called at 2.30am to Tayfen Road in Bury on Saturday following reports that a man in his 70s had been assaulted.

It is thought that the victims was walking home with his son when they were approached by a man.

The victim fell to the ground after being punched during an altercation with the man.

Police say that the victim has now had lengthy surgery to treat the injuries he sustained and is now in a critical but stable condition in Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

The victim’s son also sustain minor injuries during the incident.

A police spokesman said this morning, SUnday, November 25,: “At around 9.00pm last night, Saturday, police arrested a 23-year-old man from the Bury St Edmunds area on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm and brought him to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre where he will be questioned by detectives.”

Police have now confirmed the man has been released under investigation.

He has been bailed to return to police on December 22.

Witnesses or anybody with any information or dash-cam or mobile phone footage captured around the time of the incident are asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference 37/67889/18. Alternatively contact the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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