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Two men arrested after violent attack at house

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: September 23, 2013

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TWO men have been arrested following a brutal attack at a Burton home which left another man needing hospital treatment.

Police were called to a disturbance in Victoria Crescent, Burton, after two men forced their way into a house armed with weapons before carrying out an attack.

The victim is said to be recovering following the incident in which he received a blow to the head.

Two men, aged 24 and 22, have been arrested on suspicion of assault and inflicting actual bodily harm.

The suspects have been bailed with officers still currently unsure of the reason for the attack, which happened at around 11.30pm on Friday.

Police are remaining tight-lipped over the exact details regarding the assault, as well as the nature of the weapons that were used by the offenders, while the investigation into what happened continues.

Officers did confirm that the suspects were known to the victim.

Sergeant Bob Champeau, of the East Staffordshire Policing Team, said: “Police were called to a incident in Victoria Crescent on September 20, at around 11.30pm after two males forced their way into the victim’s home. The allegation is they have hit the victim with weapons causing head injuries.

“He required hospital treatment, but the injuries are not thought to be serious. The two males have been released on police bail.”

Although the suspects were known to the victim, the motive for the attack currently remains unclear.

Sergeant Champeau added: “We don’t know the reason for the assault at this time. Enquiries are continuing and for that reason I don’t want to be too specific, but it was an isolated incident.”

The two men are due to attend Burton Police Station next month.

Anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed the incident is asked to call Staffordshire Police on 101.

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