POLICE in Penarth are investigating an assault upon a 43-year-old local man which took place on a footpath at the rear of Penarth Leisure Centre which runs from Andrew Road to Pill Street.

Officers were called shortly after 3.30pm on Thursday, August 9.
The man was taken to the University Hospital of Wales.  He is in a critical but stable condition.

A 15 year-old boy from Penarth has been arrested on suspicion of assault and has been bailed for further enquiries.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident and has not yet spoken to police is asked to call 101 and quote reference 1800302051. 

Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.