Two arrested over New Year’s Day attack in Burntwood

Two men have been arrested after a man was left with serious head injuries following an attack in Burntwood on New Year’s Day.

The 66-year-old was walking home with a friend on Queen Street when they were assaulted. He suffered head injuries and remains in what police say is a stable but serious condition.

Two local men – a 24-year-old and 25-year-old – were arrested yesterday (January 6) and have been bailed, pending further inquiries, to a date in February.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident 140 of January 1, or the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at

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