York man in coma after serious assault

A 35-year-old man is in a coma after being found unconscious with serious head injuries on school playing fields in North Yorkshire.

The man was discovered on fields behind Burton Green Primary school, Clifton, at about 02:00 BST on Tuesday.

The victim, from York, may have been injured up to two hours before he was found, said North Yorkshire Police.

Three men, aged 19, 21, and 36, have been arrested in connection with the incident and remain in police custody.

The injured man is being treated at York District Hospital.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police.

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