A man has been arrested following a confrontation in Hoyland at the weekend which left a 49-year-old man with serious head injuries.
A 33-year-old Rotherham man was arrested on suspicion of burglary and grievous bodily harm.
The 49-year-old man is still in hospital, where his condition is described as life threatening.
At around 3.15am on Sunday, 21 July, officers believe that the injured man confronted an unknown male on Skiers View Road in Hoyland.
It is thought that the unknown male may have been attempting to break into the 49-year-old man's car.
Police would still like to encourage anyone with information about the incident, or anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area, to contact South Yorkshire Police in 101, quoting incident number 298 of 21 July. Alternatively to report information about a crime anonymously, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111