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Youths arrested following serious incident in Tamworth

Police officers at the scene.

FOUR youths have been arrested in connection with an incident in Tamworth shortly after midnight on October 19.

During the incident an 18-year-old man suffered serious head injuries. He is currently being treated in hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

A 15-year-old boy from Stafford was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Two 16-year-old boys from Tamworth were both arrested on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm and possession of cannabis with intent to supply.

A 17-year-old boy from Tamworth was also arrested on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm.

All four remain in custody.

Police a the scene of the incident

Police a the scene of the incident

Staffordshire Police received a call from the ambulance service at 12.12am reporting an unconscious male near to the McDonald’s restaurant on Beauchamp Industrial Park.

The crime scene has been closed down and access to the estate is now fully restored.

Earlier today, uniformed police officers could be seen at the scene with plain clothe detectives, scenes of crime officers and traffic officers from the Collision Investigation Unit.

Although there have been reports in other media outlets of a person being stabbed in the head, Staffordshire Police have stated that a male has a serious head injury and have not stated that this is a knife-crime related incident.

A Staffordshire Police spokesperson has told Tamworth Infomred:

“The exact nature of the victim’s injuries and how they were caused are still under investigation.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information that could help with our investigation is asked to call 101 and quote incident number 0005 of 19 October.

You can also report crime by contacting the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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