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Skelton Christmas Day assault victim 'critically ill'

A man is "critically ill" in hospital after being seriously assaulted on Christmas Day in Skelton.

The 49-year-old was attacked at about 06:10 GMT on Thursday on Hylton Avenue.

Members of the public tried to intervene to help the man who had "significant" head injuries. Police said he remains in a critical condition in James Cook University Hospital.

Three men, aged 29, 30 and 51, have been arrested and bailed on suspicion of assault.

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