POLICE HAVE DISMISSED any suggestion that the Moray pensioner found collapsed on a Lossiemouth street had been the victim of an assault.
Investigations are continuing after the 68-year-old was found on the pavement at Fairisle Place in the Moray Town at around midnight on Saturday.
The as yet unnamed man was rushed to Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin where he was being described as in a serious condition last night. Police issued an appeal on Sunday for information, saying that they wished to hear from anyone who was in the area at around midnight on Saturday and had seen anything suspicious.
Yesterday, uniformed police conducted door-to-door inquiries in the area while scene of crimes officers conducted a detailed search of the area for any clues, with particular attention being paid to the pavement where the man was found.
A local resident told insideMoray: “The first we knew about it was looking out the window at a large number of police and ambulance people. There was a very large police presence throughout the night and It all looked very serious – we don’t know who the man was but we really hope that he recovers.”
Speculation was rife in the area that the man was the victim of an assault, however, last night police moved to dismiss that, a statement said: “There is no suggestion that this man has been assaulted – we are treating his injuries as unexplained.
“Inquiries are ongoing to establish how the male sustained his injuries while he remains in hospital in a serious condition.”
The man has been described as 5feet 4inches tall and of stocky build. Police have reiterated their appeal for anyone who was in the vicinity of Fairisle Place at around midnight on Saturday to contact them on 101.