A MAN from Reading has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a father of three was left in a critical condition in an assault.

Thames Valley Police made the arrest as part of their investigation into a serious assault in a car park in Rutland Avenue, High Wycombe, on Tuesday June 18.

The victim remains in hospital in a serious condition after being hit on the head with what is thought to be a metal pole.

The 28-year-old man who has been arrested has been released on bail until August 28.

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses however as they seek a second man in connection to the incident.

He is described as black, aged between 27 and 33, 5ft 11ins tall, of slim build but with a wide chest. He was wearing a high visibility jacket and workman-style boots with light coloured trousers.

He was also carrying a shoulder bag and was with two or three other men who all fled from the scene.

Investigating officer Det Sgt Yasmin Dean from High Wycombe Force CID said: "We are continuing to appeal for anyone with any information to come forward.

"This was a nasty and vicious attack which has left a father of three young children in a critical condition. We are doing everything to locate the offenders and bring them to justice."

Anyone with information can contact Det Sgt Dean on 101 or the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.