Teenage girl and woman, 22, arrested after man found in Bury St Edmunds field with life-threatening head injury

Police have arrested a teenage girl and a 22-year-old woman in connection with a man found in a crit

Police have arrested a teenage girl and a 22-year-old woman in connection with a man found in a critical condition in Bury St Edmunds on Tuesday. Picture: MICHAEL STEWARD - Credit: Archant

Police have now arrested a woman, aged 22, as well as a teenage girl in connection with a man found in a critical condition in a field in Bury St Edmunds on Tuesday.

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Paramedics were called at 9pm on Tuesday, August 22, to a man in his 20s who was found barely breathing or conscious in a field near West Suffolk College, Out Risbygate.

He was taken to west Suffolk Hospital where he was found to have a life-threatening bleed on the brain.

He remains in hospital in a critical condition.

His injuries are currently being treated as unexplained and a police scene remains in place at the field where he was found, as detectives continue to work to establish the circumstances leading to his current condition.

Suffolk police this morning confirmed a 17-year-old girl from Bury st edmunds had been arrested on suspicion of robbery, in connection with the incident.

She is currently at Bury St Edmunds police investigation centre for questioning.

Officers have now arrested a 22-year-old woman in connection with the incident, which follows the previous arrest of a 17-year-old girl. Both females are from Bury St Edmunds and have been arrested on suspicion of robbery.

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They have been taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre, where they both currently remain for questioning.

Initial witness reports described a man seen walking unsteadily and falling over and officers would like to hear from anyone else who was in the area between 6pm and 9pm on Tuesday evening who may have seen a man in his 20s walking in this way, or witnessed any unusual activity.

Anyone with information should call investigating officers on 101.

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