A woman was found at the bottom of her stairs with serious head injuries at her home in Longton.
Staffordshire Police are appealing for witnesses after she was discovered in her home on Walton Crescent.
One arrest has been made and police are preserving the scene.
Detectives are now working to establish the circumstances around the injuries.
Anyone with information call 101 quoting incident number 612 of 06/03/2017.