A third man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection to a serious incident in Redruth on Thursday.

A man in his 20s from Redruth remains in police custody at this time.

Officers have been granted a Magistrates’ extension which allows them extra time to detain the two men, aged in their 30s and 40s, who were arrested earlier in the week.

Police were called to the area of Drump Road at around 6.30pm following a report of a serious assault within a property in the area.

One man sustained a gunshot wound to the back which is being treated as life-threatening injury; he remains in intensive care in a stable but critical condition.

A second man was assaulted with a weapon and sustained a head injury; his injuries are not as serious as first feared and he has since been released from hospital.

Superintendent for West Cornwall, Ian Thompson, said: “A third man has been arrested in connection to this incident and at this time we are not seeking anyone else.

“Three men remain in police custody and our enquiries continue at pace.

“The community will continue to see a high visibility police presence around the area over the coming days whilst our investigation is ongoing.

"I would like to express my sincere thanks to everyone for their patience and support while cordons and scene guards are in place and officers carry out enquiries.”

Supt Thompson continued: “We believe this is an isolated matter and that those involved are known to each other, however it is vital that the public work with us and share information.

“We would like to hear from anyone with dash-cam, doorbell or CCTV footage of the area from Thursday afternoon that could assist us with our enquiries.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or report it via our website quoting log 785 of 6 July.

Alternatively, information can be reported anonymously to CrimeStoppers via their website or by calling 0800 555 111.