Man fights for life after confronting ‘car thief’

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A man was left 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, yesterday, at about 3.15am.

A spokesman said: “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.”

n Anyone with information about the incident, or who saw any suspicious activity in the area, is asked to call South Yorkshire Police on 101.