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Forensic officers in Shrewsbury Avenue

Forensic officers in Shrewsbury Avenue

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Two men have been arrested after a man was left in a critical condition following an assault in Peterborough in the early hours of this morning, Sunday.

Police sealed off Shrewsbury Avenue in Woodston at 1.30am this morning after a man suffered serious injuries in what is thought to be a serious assault.

Forensic officers in Shrewsbury Avenue

Forensic officers in Shrewsbury Avenue

A 29-year-old man from Peterborough and a 25-year-old man from Norwich have been arrested in connection with the incident and remain in custody at Thorpe Wood Police Station.

The victim, a 45-year-old man, was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge where he remains in a critical condition.

Shrewsbury Avenue was closed while investigations took place but reopened at 2.40pm.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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