NORTH Yorkshire Police say detectives have arrested a 22-year-old local man in connection with a serious assault which resulted in a man being airlifted to hospital.

The incident occurred near Thirsk Industrial Estate at around 5.35pm on Monday November 1.

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A 32-year-old man, the victim of the assault, from the Thirsk area, remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition, according to police.

Officers came across the man, laid on the pavement with serious head injuries. He was airlifted to hospital.

Police made the arrest this afternoon (Monday November 8) and the man is being held in custody for questioning.

Police say the arrest follows a very positive response to previous appeals for information and officers thank the members of the public who came forward so far.

Police would still like to hear from anyone who has information but has not yet spoken to them, including motorists with dash-cam footage or residents who have doorbell or CCTV camera footage along York Road.

A spokesperson for the force said: “If you can assist the investigation, please call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Northallerton CID.

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“If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or go to

“Please quote reference 12210233396 when passing on information.”


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