Mystery as man seriously injured in Christchurch

Detectives are trying to discover what happened to a man found with serious head injuries in a Dorset lane.

The man, who has not been named by police, was found in Dudmoor Farm Road, Christchurch, earlier on Monday.

Dorset Police said he was in a critical condition at Southampton Hospital's neurological unit.

Officers are investigating whether the man was struck by a vehicle. The road was closed for a time to allow experts to examine the scene.

Anyone who was in Dudmoor Farm Road or Marsh Lane at about 12:00 BST is urged to contact police.

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