'Critical' assault near playing field in Stockton-on-Tees

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Image caption The man was airlifted from a playing field close to Cleatlam Close in Stockton

A 46-year-old man is in a critical condition in hospital after being assaulted close to a green on a residential estate.

Police were called to reports of a "serious assault" at 10:00 BST.

The man was airlifted from the scene on Cleatlam Close, in the Hardwick area of Stockton-on-Tees, to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.

Cleveland Police have appealed for witnesses to contact them.

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