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.