Man found with serious head injury outside Stevenage pub

DETECTIVES are trying to piece together the events that lead to a 36-year-old man being taken to London s Royal Free Hospital with a serious head injury following a night out in Stevenage Old Town.The man, who had been out with some friends, was found un

DETECTIVES are trying to piece together the events that lead to a 36-year-old man being taken to London's Royal Free Hospital with a serious head injury following a night out in Stevenage Old Town.

The man, who had been out with some friends, was found unconscious by a woman by the front car park bench area of the Coach and Horses pub in the High Street at about 1am on Saturday morning.

The man from Stevenage was taken to the Royal Free Hospital where his condition was described as critical soon after admission.

"It is unknown how the man sustained such a serious head injury," said DI Gary Atkinson from Stevenage CID. "I'd like to speak to anyone who was in the pub and saw the man with his two friends prior to 1am when he was found unconscious or anyone who was in the area who may be able to help us with our enquiries.


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"We need to piece together exactly what happened so we can update the man's family."

The victim is described as a white, 6ft tall, of slim build and he was wearing a grey sweatshirt, blue jeans and stone coloured walking boots.

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Anyone who has any information about what happened to this man is asked to contact police on 0845 33 00 222 quoting reference 196 of Saturday, May 23.

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