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Appeal made after man found critically injured in Bristol

We’re appealing for witnesses following a serious assault in Bristol on Tuesday (22 October).

A 39-year-old man is in a critical condition in hospital with significant head and neck injuries after being found injured at a property on Stapleton Road shortly after 2.20pm.

Six men aged between 39 and 57 have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remain in police custody.

Detective Chief Inspector James Riccio said: “The injuries the man has sustained indicate he was the victim of an extremely violent assault.

“We’re doing everything we can to establish what happened and are pursuing a number of lines of enquiry as part of our investigation but we also need the public’s help.

“We’re keen to speak to anyone who witnessed any sort of disorder on Stapleton Road early on Tuesday afternoon, particularly in the vicinity of the junction of Clare Road.

“We’d also like to talk to anyone who saw anyone leave the property the man was attacked in which is on the corner of Stapleton Road and Clare Road, as well as those who entered the address following the incident and have not yet spoken to us.”

A cordon remains in place at the property while specialist crime scene investigators examine it.

House to house enquiries have been carried out while officers are also reviewing CCTV.

If you can help, please call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5219244728

You can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form.

No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court or have to speak to police when contacting Crimestoppers.