Man fighting for life after being found near Staffordshire cricket club

A man is in a critical condition after being found near to a cricket club in Staffordshire today.

Police were called at about 4.50am when concerns were raised over the man, in his 60s, after he had left a property in Hammerwich.

Officers searched the area and found him a short distance away near Hammerwich Cricket Club.

The man had suffered injuries and was taken to hospital, where he remains in a critical but stable condition.

Police say no-one else was involved in the incident and officers are not appealing for witnesses.

Dave Henn, chairman of the cricket club, today said: “All we know is that a person was found in the early hours and taken to hospital.

"The club grounds were closed up until about 4pm. Apart from that we have not heard anything else.”