Wanted man arrested after pensioner attacked in her home

A man has been arrested in connection with an assault on an 86-year-old woman which left her with broken bones in her neck and back.

Detectives named Nicholas Mason, 43, as a prime suspect after Veronica Eustace was attacked in her home in South Yardley, Birmingham, on Tuesday.

Mrs Eustace was left with serious injuries during a burglary attempt in Greenwood, just off Blakesley Road, at around 6.30am.

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West Midlands Police said Mason was found at an address in the East Park area of Wolverhampton, with head injuries, at about 9.35am on Friday.

He is due to be questioned by officers who are still keen to find out where Mason had been since Tuesday morning.

Mrs Eustace remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

In a statement after the attack, Mrs Eustace's family said relatives felt "physically sick" at what had happened to her.