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Officers are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted and left in a critical condition in Burton-on-Trent on Friday (22 November).
A call to a report of a group of men fighting at an address in Uxbridge Street was received just before 9.30pm.
Colleagues from West Midlands Ambulance Service attended the scene and a man in his 40s was taken to Nottingham Queen’s Hospital where he remains in critical condition.
Detective Inspector Neil Poultney, from force CID, said: “This was a serious assault that has left a man fighting for his life in hospital and we are now appealing to the public to come forward with any information that may be able to assist with our investigation.
“I am particularly interested in hearing from anyone who may have seen any vehicles arriving or leaving the scene around the time of the incident.
“Anyone that may be able to help us and bring those responsible to justice can contact us on 101, direct message us on Facebook and Twitter or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
Two 22-year-old men, both from Burton, have been arrested on suspicion of assault grievous bodily harm with intent and have been bailed pending further enquiries.