A 60-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after police found a woman with life threatening serious injuries in Paignton this morning, Sunday.

Police have launched an investigation after locating the woman in her 50s in the early hours of the morning.

A police spokesperson said: ‘Police were called at around 1am on Sunday, 25 June, following reports of a disturbance on Church Street, Paignton.

‘Police and Ambulance attended and found a local woman in her 50s unconscious on the street and having sustained serious, life-threatening injuries.

‘She remains in Derriford in a critical but stable condition.’

Detective Sergeant Martin Key said: ‘We are investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident and scene guards remain in place.

‘We have arrested a 60-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder; He remains in police custody and awaits questioning.

‘Whilst we will keep an open mind as the investigation progresses, at this point we are not looking for anyone else in connection to this matter.

DS Key added: ‘We are appealing for witnesses and would like to hear from anyone who was in the Church Street area overnight, or anyone who may have any information that could aid the investigation.

‘We would also like to hear from anyone with CCTV, Doorbell camera or dashcam footage of the area that could assist.’

‘Please contact the police quoting Case Reference 50230177850.’