Mystery of injuries that left Plymouth man, 63, in coma on Hoe
A MAN has been left in a coma after he was discovered on rocks at Plymouth's waterfront with serious head injuries.
Police are now investigating how the 63-year-old came to suffer the injuries.
Paramedics were called at around 8.10pm on Sunday by a member of the public who had seen a person on rocks below The Terrace cafe, on Madeira Road.
The man had suffered what police described as "serious head injuries".
It is understood he was last seen at around 6pm by friends in the Barbican area where he had met them for a few drinks.
Police have confirmed his wallet was still with him and intact, but they are currently keeping an open mind as to how he came to be injured.
A police spokesman said: "We want to hear from anyone who may have been in the area of the Barbican up along Madeira Road between 6pm and 8.20pm on Sunday.
"We are keeping an open mind at this stage as to how the man received his injuries. It does not appear that anything has been taken from him."
Paramedics from the South Western Ambulance Service treated the man at the scene before taking him to Derriford Hospital. It is understood he is currently in a serious but stable condition.
Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 quoting log 733 of January 20.