Man in coma after serious assault

Police are appealing for information after a 35-year-old man was found unconscious with serious head injuries in Clifton in the early hours of Tuesday morning. He was taken to York District Hospital where he is a coma.

It is believed that the victim may have got his injuries up to two hours before he was found. Three local men aged 19, 21 and 36 have been arrested in connection with the incident and remain in police custody for questioning.

As a result of this incident there is a man fighting for his life in hospital. We are currently working to establish the full circumstances and I would like to thank the people who have already come forward with information that has been very helpful to the investigation so far. However, I am urging anyone else who saw anything suspicious in the area of Burton Green or Kingsway North either late on Monday 28 May or in the early hours of Tuesday 29 May to contact the police or Crimestoppers as soon as possible."

– Inspector Ian Dyer, York CID