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Man suffers serious head injury – Wigan

March 6, 2013, 12:55 pm

Police are appealing for the public’s help after a man suffered a life-threatening head injury in Wigan.

Andrew Ainsworth, 45, was admitted to the Bolton Royal Infirmary shortly after 2pm on Tuesday 5 March 2013 by an ambulance crew.

Paramedics had previously been called to Kings Court off Market Street in Tyldesley, near to the back of the Edge pub and Bella Pizza shop on Castle Street to treat Andrew after he had been found with a serious head injury.

He was admitted and found with a cut to his scalp and a bleed on the brain. He remains in hospital for treatment.

At this stage, it is unclear how Andrew sustained his injuries and police are appealing to anyone who can help establish exactly what happened and Andrew’s movements leading up to the incident to come forward.

Police are aware that shortly before Andrew was found, a dark-coloured car pulled up at the same location on Kings Court where Andrew was discovered, got out of the car and returned moments later.

Officers from Wigan CID are keen to speak to the occupants of that car.

Detective Chief Inspector Howard Millington said: “It is unclear how Andrew has come to sustain what is a very significant head injury, but clearly his family are very distraught and want to know exactly what happened to him.

“We are keeping an open mind as to how Andrew sustained his injuries and it is important we piece together exactly what happened and give Andrew and his family the answers they need.

“I particularly want to speak to the occupants of the dark car that pulled up in the Kings Court / Castle Street area just before Andrew was found as they could have vital information.

“I also want to make a direct appeal to the community of Tyldesley to help us establish Andrew’s movements in the hours leading up to the incident itself. If you were with Andrew or know what happened, please call us. Andrew’s family need answers so you could be the key.”

Anyone with information should call police in Wigan onĀ 0161 856 7295.

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