A MAN is fighting for his life after sustaining a serious head injury in a fall.
The 54-year-old was found in the entrance to D’Arcy Court in Hendon at 5.35pm on Monday.
The man had been dropped off there by a taxi and officers believe he may have sustained the injury after a fall in the street.
He was taken to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary, where he remains in a critical condition.
Police, who were called in by the ambulance service, are appealing for witnesses to get in touch as they confirm the circumstance of how he came to be hurt, but are not treating the inquiry as suspicious.
Offices are particularly keen to speak to the drivers of a small dark car and a white car that are believed to have been driving past at the time of the incident.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference number 942 15/12/14.