Police make second arrest after friends attacked in Hanley



Police have made a second arrest after a city centre attack left two friends unconscious.

A 28-year-old man, from Stoke-on-Trent, is this evening being questioned on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

The latest arrest comes after a 23-year-old man, also from Stoke-on-Trent, was held on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent.

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He has since been released on police bail.

Emergency services had been called out to Stafford Street in Hanley at around 5.18am on Sunday, September 5.

On arrival they found two men unconscious at the scene.

Two friends, aged 25 and 19, were reportedly set upon after going to the aid of a woman in distress.

They were both taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital.

A CCTV appeal was made in connection with the incident to trace the alleged attackers.

A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “A man has been arrested in connection with the assault of two men in Stafford Street, Hanley, earlier this month.

“Police were called at 5.20am on Sunday, September 5 to Stafford Street in the town and found two unconscious men at the scene.

“A 28-year-old man, from Stoke-on-Trent, has been arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm.

“The man remains in custody.”

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