Detectives wait to speak to Headland man left fighting for his life

Union Street Grove Street, Headland

Union Street Grove Street, Headland

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A MAN remains in hospital after he was found in the early hours of the morning with serious unexplained head injuries.

The 39-year-old man was rushed to hospital fighting for his life in a critical condition after he was found wandering around the Headland.

He underwent a series of tests at James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough, yesterday.

Police have yet to be able to speak to the man, who has not been named, to try to find out what happened to him.

Inquiries on the Headland are ongoing and police have appealed again for anyone with information to come forward.

A Cleveland Police spokesman said: “At the moment he is still in hospital and more tests are to be done.

“Enquiries are ongoing, we did a number of door to door enquiries on Monday and a couple of areas were taped off.

“We haven’t been able to speak to him yet and general enquiries in the area are ongoing.

“We would like to appeal once more for anyone who may have seen anything to please contact Hartlepool Police.”

The injured man was found by police at around 4am on Monday in Union Street, near to the Headland Sports Hall.

He has been reported missing by his wife when he did not come home from a bike ride on Sunday night.

He left home, also on the Headland, on a purple and white ladies’ mountain bike around 9.30pm.

His bike was discovered by his wife about a quarter of a mile away at the bottom of the steps near the Pilot Pier, off York Place.

She then rang the police when he did had not come back by 1am.

The police helicopter was scrambled to help with the search.

He was rushed first to the University Hospital of North Tees, in Stockton, before being transferred to Middlesbrough’s James Cook University Hospital in a critical condition.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Hartlepool Police on 101.