Police appeal for witnesses after man found unconscious

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward, after a man was discovered with a life-threatening head injury in Bolton. Officers found the man, who is 49, at the junction of Chorley New Road and Chorley Old Road. Detectives believe he may have been attacked whilst out walking his dog early yesterday morning.

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Police believe witnesses hold vital clues in Bolton attack

Detectives investigating a possible assault on a man from Bolton believe witnesses could provide vital information. The 49 year old was found with serious head injuries early yesterday - he's fighting for his life in hospital. Police are working on the theory that he was walking his dog at the time.

The man was found near the junction of Chorley Old Road and Chorley New road Credit: GTV
Officers found the man early yesterday Credit: GTV

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Witness appeal after Bolton assault

Police are urging witnesses to come forward after a man from Bolton suffered head injuries which left him fighting for his life. Officers discovered the 49 year old at the junction of Chorley New Road and Chorley Old Road with a serious head injury. Detectives believe he was out walking his dog.

“This man is extremely poorly and, from the extent of his injuries, we believe he was violently assaulted. He was out walking his dog when he was attacked and we are urging people to come forward if they were in the area at that time and witnessed the attack.."

– Detective Superintendent Jon Chadwick

Man fights for life after Bolton assault

Police are seeking witnesses to the assault Credit: PA

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward, after a man was discovered with a life-threatening head injury in Bolton. Officers found the man, who is 49, at the junction of Chorley New Road and Chorley Old Road. Detectives believe he may have been attacked whilst out walking his dog early yesterday morning.

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