Issued by North Yorkshire Police
It occurred shortly before 9pm an Friday 5 April 2013, in a house in the Upper Poppleton area.
As a result of the incident an 81-year-old man suffered serious head and chest injuries and was taken to York District Hospital were he remains in a serious condition.
An 83-year-old woman who was also in the house was not injured although left very shaken.
A 56-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder a short time later.
A scene guard is in place at the property.
Detective Superintendent Heather Pearson, of North Yorkshire Police, said: “As a result of the incident a criminal investigation is underway. Officers are deployed to support the 83-year-old woman who is being cared for by family members.
“A number of enquiries are ongoing including tracing people who can assist.
“Detectives would like to speak to anyone who can assist in establishing a picture of the events leading up to the assault and ask that they contact York CID as soon as possible.”
Anyone who can help the police with their enquiries is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, press option 2 and ask for York CID. Alternatively information can be emailed to [email protected].
Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number 12130054010.
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