A MAN was rushed to hospital after being discovered with head injuries in Wootton Wawen, near Alcester. 

Police launched an investigation after the 21-year-old man from Coventry was found lying in Wawensmere Road near to Elmhurst Farm.

He was discovered by a member of the public at approximately 6.05pm on Sunday, February 26.

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."

Anyone with information is urged to call 101 and quoting incident 346 of 26 February 2017.

Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.