Attack victim fighting for life

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A MAN is fighting for his life after suffering serious head injuries in a vicious street attack.

The victim, 31, was assaulted at the junction of York Road and Victoria Road, in Hartlepool, and is now in intensive care where his condition is described as stable.

Police say an argument was heard in the street before blows rained down on the victim, who suffered “serious” head injuries during the fracas at 4.40am on Sunday, May 1.

He was taken by paramedics to the University Hospital of North Tees, in Stockton, but was then transferred to specialist care at Middlesbrough’s James Cook University Hospital.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Jim Allen on (01642) 302178 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.