Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses and information following an altercation in Patchway last night that has left a man critically ill in hospital.
At around 2:15am on Tuesday (25th December), police were called to Cedar Close. Two men had been involved in a verbal altercation that then turned physical.
A 29-year-old man remains in Frenchay hospital in a critical condition after being struck with a weapon.
Police officers and search teams are currently in the area and are likely to remain there throughout today.
Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident, or anyone who may have any information, to come forward.
A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and currently remains in police custody.
Anyone with information is asked to call 101. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Related link: Police in Patchway (The Journal)