THE family of a man found injured in Stafford on New Year’s Eve are urging the public to help find out what happened to him.
Colin Pyatt, from Great Haywood, was discovered in a lay-by near Stafford Crematorium, Tixall Road, just after 10pm.
He was taken to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire with head injuries and remains in hospital.
Detectives from Staffordshire Police are appealing for the pub- lic to help and his family has issued a photograph of him to help detectives piece together his movements that evening.
Mr Pyatt is described as white, aged 53, of medium to large build and 6ft tall.
He has shaven hair and was wearing a brown three-quarter length wax jacket and camouflage army trousers.
DI Lesley Fowler said: “Our inquiries have established that Mr Pyatt was with friends in the Watermill pub, formerly known as the Nag’s Head, in Mill Street, Stafford, until around 9.10pm on New Year’s Eve.
“It is believed he was intending to head home when he left and he was found along the route he would have usually taken.
“We want to appeal to anyone who may have seen him after he left the pub to contact us.”
Anyone who may have seen Mr Pyatt is asked to contact DI Fowler Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 776 of January 1 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.