Peterborough man still in hospital nearly a week after suffering life threatening injuries in horror attack in city street

A man is still in hospital nearly a week after suffering horrific injuries in an assault in a city street.

Monday, 10th May 2021, 1:10 pm

Concerned members of the public called police at 10pm on Tuesday, May 4 to report a man lying unconscious on the ground in Crawthorne Road, Eastfield, Peterborough.

The man was rushed to hospital and found to have several skull fractures and a bleed on the brain.

He was described as being in a critical condition when he arrived at hospital, with Detective inspector Nick Stubbs saying he was ‘fighting for is life.’

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Crawthorne Road
Crawthorne Road

Today Cambridgeshire police said the man was now in a stable condition in hospital.

However, a spokeswoman for the force said there was still no descriptions available for the attacker - or attackers - who carried out the assault.

Detective Inspector Nick Stubbs said: “This was a particularly nasty assault, which left the victim in critical condition, fighting for his life.

“We would like to speak to anyone who was in the area around the time of the assault, or who may know who is responsible.

“I would also urge anyone in the area who may have CCTV or a doorbell camera facing the street to get in contact and help us identify whoever is responsible.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact police online either at, or using the online web chat function and quoting incident 473 of the 4 May. Those who do not have access to the internet should call 101.