TWO men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after an elderly man was found with severe head injuries on Sunday morning.

Emergency services were called to Dobie Street at around 7am on Sunday following reports that a man had been found with severe head injuries.

The 69-year-old man was taken to hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.

Two men, aged 26 and 30, who were previously arrested on suspicion of assault and subsequently bailed, have been re-arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

A 48-year-old woman from Barnsley has also been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Murphy said: “I am interested in speaking to anyone who has information about this incident, particularly if they saw anything suspicious in the early hours of Sunday morning in or around the Dobie Street area.

“If know anything, or saw anything, however small, please contact 101 quoting incident number 337 of October 27. You can also speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”