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Brierley Hill factory security guard attack arrest

Stokes Forgings, Brierley Hill Image copyright Google
Image caption The security guard is thought to have challenged someone he found inside the factory

A man has been arrested on suspicion of the attempted murder of a 73-year-old security guard who was "savagely beaten" at a factory.

The pensioner was attacked after challenging a man found inside Stokes Forgings in Brierley Hill on Sunday at 13:00 GMT.

Police said the guard suffered serious head injuries in the "sustained and violent attack".

A 44-year-old man of no fixed address is in police custody.

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The attack is thought to have lasted for around 15 minutes and police believe a shovel was used to beat the guard.

Det Insp Colin Mattinson said: "The security guard was left with serious head injuries and remains in a critical condition in hospital."

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