A teenage boy has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm after a North Staffordshire street attack.
Emergency services were called to Victoria Street, Chesterton, at around 7pm on Thursday following reports a man had been struck by a weapon.
The 16-year-old was arrested after giving himself up following a four-hour stand-off with police, who had cordoned off the street.
The victim was taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital, having suffered facial lacerations, bruising, and swelling, and remains there in intensive care.
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The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was also charged with possession of an offensive weapon and has been remanded in custody until a court appearance on Friday, July 3.