A man who was found critically injured on a street is fighting for his life in the hospital.
Police, who are unsure how he came to be hurt, have launched an investigation to determine the cause.
Leicestershire Police were called shortly before 2.20am after an unconscious man in his 40s was discovered on Tudor Road in Newfoundpool, Leicester.
The man was taken to hospital by the East Midlands Ambulance Service and where he remains fighting for his life, reports Leicestershire Live.
The area was taped off and remains off limits to the public.
Details of the nature of the injuries have not been released, with officers now investigating and looking to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.
A spokesperson for Leicestershire Police has confirmed a cordon remains in place on Tudor Road, between Paget Road and Battenberg Road, while officers continue with their enquiries.
One nearby resident, who wishes to remain anonymous, has shared their concern after hearing the news, and wishes the man well.
They said: “It’s scary but not unsurprising. I take my morning walks before work on a route that goes through The Rally and I tend to avoid it at night.
“It’s so unsettling to know something like this happened this morning. I hope the person will be okay.”
Another unnamed resident said: “I walk on Tudor Road all the time if I’m heading into the city centre, so it’s deeply concerning that something like this could happen – as it sounds like it wasn’t just an accident if the police are investigating the incident and the man is in a bad way.
“Newfoundpool has seen big improvements in the last few years so it’s always sad to see things like this happen.
“I hope the man is okay and makes a full recovery, and the police can find an explanation as to what happened to put our minds at ease.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting crime reference number 22*700142.