Loyal Dog stands by owner with life threatening injuries following street attack

Police have launched an investigation following the discovery of a dog walker with life-threatening head injury.

Police discovered the body the man at 2am on Friday July 25th, the male with injuries was found on the Junction of Chorley New Road and Chorley Old Road in Bolton.

He was in an unconscious state having suffered a serious head injury, his pet dog remained by his side. police believe he was out walking his dog, due to the nature of his injuries police believe he was attacked.

The 49 year old man was rushed to hospital where he remains today in a critical condition.

Detective Superintendent Jon Chadwick said: “This man is extremely poorly and, from the extent of his injuries, we believe he was violently assaulted.

“He was out walking his dog when he was attacked and we are urging people to come forward if they were in the area at that time and witnessed the attack or remember seeing the dog in the photo.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or the Crimestoppers anonymously on 00800 555 111.