A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a woman was found with injuries in Smallthorne.
Police were called to Chetwynd Street just after 11.30am yesterday (Wednesday 21 September) following reports of concerns for a woman.
Firearms officers attended due to a report of a weapon been seen in the property. On arrival, a woman, was found with facial and head injuries.
She was taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital for treatment, where she remains in a critical but stable condition.
A 38-year-old man, of no fixed address, was arrested this afternoon and remains in custody.
Officers remain at the scene.
Anyone with any information should message Staffordshire Police on Facebook or Twitter quoting incident number 242 of 21 September, call 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.