'Unconscious' man may have been attacked

POLICE now believe a man discovered unconscious in an Ipswich car park may have been the victim of an assault, it emerged today.

POLICE now believe a man discovered unconscious in an Ipswich car park may have been the victim of an assault, it emerged today.

The 47-year-old local man was discovered by a member of the public at 4am on Saturday in a car park in Portman Road, opposite Ipswich Town Football Club.

He was taken to Ipswich Hospital where he remains unconscious and in a serious condition.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said officers now believe the man may have been the victim of assault due to the nature of the injury to his head.

“Officers are now appealing for anyone in the area of Portman Road and Princess Street Ipswich between 1.30am and 4am on Saturday and who saw anything suspicious to come forward,” he said.

The spokesman said officers had now located a grey Ford Escort Cabriolet car following media appeals.

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Documentation relating to the car was discovered in the man's pocket.

Officers have also now traced the victim's next of kin.

Anyone with information is asked to call Ipswich CID on 01473 613500.

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