Mystery remains over man found unconscious in street
PUBLISHED: 13:34 16 May 2019 | UPDATED: 17:03 16 May 2019
A man who was found lying unconscious in the street in Sudbury with serious injuries is now in a stable condition, police have said.
The man, believed to be in his 30s, was found lying near Sudbury Community Hub on Chilton Industrial Estate in Northern Road at 6.10am on Wednesday.
He was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge with serious injuries but his condition has now improved to stable.
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Detectives are still trying to establish how the man suffered his injuries and why he was in Northern Road, and investigations are ongoing.
The man is described as white, of medium build, with very short receding dark hair, and a full dark beard.
He was wearing a white t-shirt, black skinny jeans and black Adidas trainers.
Babergh District Councillor for Sudbury North West, Jan Osborne, said: "I am very sorry to hear something like this has happened in our town.
"It will always to be sad to discover someone has sustained injuries such as these.
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"I am sure the police will update us as soon as they have more specific information about the incident.
"As a councillor and as a resident of Sudbury it's terrible to know this has happened on our streets."
County councillor for Sudbury and former mayor Jack Owen was also surprised at the incident - and why the injured man was taken as far as Cambridge for treatment.
"The police haven't given the extent of his injuries, but it must be very serious if he wasn't taken to closer hospitals in Colchester or Bury St Edmunds," he said.
Robert Spivey, deputy mayor of Sudbury, said: "We don't normally have incidents like that, particularly in that area. It's unusual.
"I hope the man continues to get better."
Officers are appealing for anyone who may have seen the man or been near the industrial estate on Northern Road between 6pm yesterday, Tuesday May 14 and 6am on Wednesday May 15 to contact them.
This includes anyone driving nearby with dash cams fitted in their vehicles.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact West CID on 101, quoting reference CAD 26 of 15 May or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.