York & North Yorkshire

York hammer attack man Stephen Eastwood remains in coma

Stephen Eastwood
Image caption Mr Eastwood has been in a coma since the hammer attack

A 45-year-old man attacked with a hammer in York remains in a coma, police have said.

Stephen Eastwood has been unconscious in York District Hospital since he was found with head injuries in Lawrence Street on 27 March.

North Yorkshire Police said Mr Eastwood's next of kin had been traced following an earlier appeal.

A 25-year-old woman has been released on bail and a 56-year-old man has been released without further action.

Police said the investigation was continuing and have urged witnesses to contact them.

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