Man found with ‘serious head injuries’ on country lane in Wootton Wawen

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A 21-year-old man was found with ‘serious head injuries’ on a country lane in Wootton Wawen this weekend.

The man was discovered lying in the road near to Elmhurst Farm on Wawensmere Road by a passer-by on Sunday February 26 at around 6.05pm.

He was taken to hospital where he is currently undergoing treatment for his injuries.

Detective Inspector Jon Belcher said: “The nature of his injuries and the state he was found in would suggest he has been assaulted.

“We are currently keeping an open mind in our investigation. One of the lines of enquiry we are currently considering is that the man was assaulted elsewhere before being dumped in Wootton Wawen.

“What we do know for sure is that a man has been left with very serious injuries and it is important that we find the people responsible.

“We’re keen to speak to anyone who witnessed anything unusual or suspicious in the area of Wootten Wawen yesterday afternoon or evening.”

Anyone with information that could help police with their enquiries they should call 101 and quote incident 346 of February 26.

Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org