Stoke & Staffordshire

Father, 50, assaulted helping son

A 50-year-old man is seriously ill in hospital after being assaulted in Stoke-on-Trent when he went to help his injured son.

Police said the 20-year-old suffered facial injuries in a dispute on Werrington Road, close to the White Lion pub, on Saturday afternoon.

He was treated in hospital but has since been released.

Two men, aged 22 and 24, were arrested and have since been released on bail.

Officers are carrying out house-to-house inquiries in the area and studying CCTV footage, the police spokesman added.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

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