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Man found in Co Tyrone with head injury critically ill in hospital

Police have issued an appeal for information to establish what happened.

A man is critically ill in hospital after being found in Co Tyrone with a head injury. (PA Archive)
A man is critically ill in hospital after being found in Co Tyrone with a head injury. (PA Archive)

By Rebecca Black, PA

A man has been left critically ill in hospital after being found injured in Co Tyrone.

The man, aged in his 20s, was discovered with a head injury on Chapel Street in Cookstown in the early hours of Sunday.

A man in his 30s has been arrested.

Police have issued an appeal for information.

A PSNI spokesman said officers received a report around 2am of a man lying on the footpath on Chapel Street in the town.

“Police attended the scene, and officers administered advance first aid prior to the arrival of the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service who subsequently transferred the man to hospital,” he said.

“The man, aged in his 20s, remains in hospital where his condition is described as critical but stable at this time.

“We have arrested a man, aged in his 30s, as part of our investigation and he remains in custody assisting us with our inquiries.

“Our officers remain on scene this morning carrying out their inquiries as we work to establish exactly how the victim was injured.

“We are keen to speak to anyone who believes they may have seen the victim prior to when he was discovered injured.

“I would also appeal to anyone who was on Chapel Street prior to, or around the time the report was made to us, or anyone who was driving and may captured what occurred on their dashcam to get in touch with us.

“I would appeal to anyone who has any information, no matter how insignificant you think it may be, to call our detectives on 101, quoting reference number 247 of 24/11/19.

“It could help us establish exactly what happened to this young man.”

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