Arrest as Coventry police investigate assault by biker leaving man in critical condition - The Coventry Observer

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Arrest as Coventry police investigate assault by biker leaving man in critical condition

John Carlon 18th Mar, 2020 Updated: 18th Mar, 2020

A MAN is in a life-threatening condition following an attack by an off-road biker in Coventry.

The 41-year-old man was given emergency treatment after he was assaulted in Jubilee Crescent, Radford, at around 6.45pm last night (March 17).

A statement from West Midlands Police said: “A man is critically ill in hospital after being attacked last night by an off-road biker believed to have been riding recklessly in a Coventry street.

“The victim was assaulted in Links Road between Jubilee Crescent and Telfer Road at around 6.45pm (March 17).

“It’s understood the 41-year-old had confronted a man riding anti-socially in the residential area moments before he was punched.

“He’s suffered a serious head injury and remains in hospital in a critical condition.

“The grassed area in Jubilee Crescent and Links Road have been sealed off to allow officers to conduct a forensic examination of the scene.

“A 37-year-old man was later arrested in connection with the incident; he remains in police custody for questioning today.

“An off-road bike has been seized for examination.”

West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We were called to reports of an assault in Jubilee Crescent, Coventry at 6.44pm last night (Tuesday).

“Two ambulances and a paramedic officer were sent to the scene. A man was in a critical condition and was being given excellent first aid by police. Crews administered advanced life support before the man was conveyed on blue lights to hospital for further emergency care.”

Detective Inspector Justin Spanner at WMP said: “The victim has suffered a very serious head injury and his condition in hospital is life threatening.

“We need to hear from anyone who was in the Jubilee Crescent area of Radford between 6 and 7pm last night and saw an off-road bike being ridden around.

“I understand several people were in the area at the time and may have recorded what happened on their mobile phones. I really need them to share any photos or videos they have with us as it could be vital evidence.

“Similarly, if anyone has CCTV or dash-cam footage then I’d urge them to get in touch – anyone with information is asked to message us via Live Chat on our website or call 101 quoting log 2824 from 17 March.

“Or people can call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. Callers won’t be asked for their names and calls cannot be traced.”

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