Man fighting for his life

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A MAN is fighting for his life after what may have been a vicious attack at his home.

The emergency services were called to the 43-year-old’s flat in the early hours of Tuesday morning to find him unconscious with a serious head injury.

They cannot rule out that the unnamed man had suffered some kind of fall or other accident, but a spokesman said today that they were certainly not ruling out the possibility that he was attacked.

He is now on a life support machine in the specialist neurological department of Salford Royal Hospital. Receiving intensive care, his condition is said to be critical.

An ambulance was initially called to the apartment at Woodford Court in Woodford Street, Hindley, by a member of the public who found the man collapsed.

Once paramedics were there they feared his injuries may have been sustained by an assault and so the police were also called in.

The casualty was initially taken to Wigan Infirmary but because of the seriousness of his condition he was later transferred to Salford.

Police are hoping that he will soon be able to regain consciousness and be able to answer questions from his bedside.

But in the meantime they have carried out a forensic examination of the scene and today appealed for information which would shed more light on the mystery.

A spokesman said: “At 3am on Tuesday January 11, police were called to Woodford Court, Hindley, following reports a man had suffered a serious head injury.

“The man was taken to hospital, where he currently remains in a critical condition. Inquiries are ongoing.

“Anyone with information is asked to call Wigan CID on 0161 856 5307.”

He added that the man appeared to have a suffered a single serious gash to the head.

A spokesman for the North West Ambulance Service would only confirm that paramedics had been called to the flat at 2.45am by someone ringing them on a mobile, that the man had suffered a head wound and was taken to Wigan Infirmary for treatment and assessment.