Neighbours heard shouting before man with 'awful' injuries was brought from house in quiet Corby road
A scene guard remains at the house
Police officers remain at a semi-detached house in Corby this evening after a man received serious burns during an alleged attack.
Windows at the property in a quiet corner of Grendon Avenue were left opened this evening and a scene guard was stationed outside.
Police confirmed this afternoon that a man had been taken to hospital suffering serious burns and that they had another 53-year-old man in custody following this morning's incident.
People living nearby told reporters that the owner had two other men living at the property, one of whom is believed to be the injured man.
One neighbour said: "A lodger recently moved in there and I think he was the one who was injured.
"There was some shouting at about 7.30am and then the police arrived at about quarter past eight and the Paramedics brought him out in a chair. His face was all black and had a cover over it. It looked awful.
"There were eight police officers and four Paramedics and then the forensics people came."
Another neighbour told the Northants Telegraph that there had been no previous issues in the house.
"It's very quiet round here normally. It's a nice place to live. There's been no trouble before from the house before."
A 53-year-old man is being questioned by police on suspicion of grievous bodily harm. The victim remains in hospital with serious injuries.