Barnsley man fights for life after confronting ‘car thief’

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A man is fighting for life with serious head injuries after confronting a stranger thought to have been breaking into his car.

Police say the 49-year-old man confronted an unknown male on Skiers View Road in Hoyland, Barnsley, at around 3.15am today.

A spokesman added: “It is thought the unknown male may have been attempting to break into the 49-year-old man’s car.

“Following the confrontation, the 49-year-old man was left with serious head injuries and was transported to the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield.

“His condition is described as life threatening.

“Officers would like to encourage anyone with information about the incident, or anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area, to contact South Yorkshire Police in 101, quoting incident number 298 of 21 July.”