Man assaulted by group in St Georges in Telford

A 51-year-old man is in a critical condition in hospital with serious head injuries after being assaulted by a group of men and women in Telford.

The man was walking to The Turf pub in St Georges with a friend between 21:45 and 22:15 BST on Sunday when a group of about eight people approached them.

A fight broke out and the victim was kicked and punched, sustaining fractures to his face, police said.

The female who was with the victim suffered minor injuries.

The scene of the attack on Grove Street has been cordoned off for forensic tests.

Witnesses to the incident have been asked to contact West Mercia Police.

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