Police appeal for information after a man found critically injured


Police have appealed for information following a serious incident in Plymouth this morning.

Emergency services were called to the incident in Wingfield Way, Stoke at around 2.25am.

A man in his 40’s was found critically injured in the early hours of this morning. He was unconscious and had sustained several injuries, including a serious head injury.

The man, in his 40s and from Plymouth, was treated by paramedics and taken to Derriford Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

Police followed a blood trail which led them to an address in Melbourne Street in Stoke where it is believed the man sustained his injuries.

Two men, aged 67 and 52, both from Plymouth, were subsequently arrested on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm and were taken into custody at Charles Cross police station.

The 52 year old was later taken to Derriford Hospital after concerns for his health.

The matter has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) by Devon and Cornwall Police.

Chief Superintendent Paul Davies, Devon police commander, said: “The Force’s Major Crime Investigation Team has begun an investigation into this incident and this will continue. The enquiry is at an early stage and we are currently trying to ascertain how the man sustained his injuries before being found in the street.

“This is a serious incident and we would urge anyone with information to contact us.

“We believe that members of the public may have seen him making his way from the location where we suspect he received his injuries to Wingfield Way where he was found by a member of the public.

“We are also co-operating fully with the IPCC regarding this matter.”

Anyone who has any information regarding this incident it is asked to contact police on 101, quoting log number 54 of 09/06/15.


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