Police have now opened a road closed in Trowbridge earlier today while they investigated an incident after a man was found with serious head injuries.

A police spokesman said the victim is stable in hospital, and his injuries are not believed to be either life-changing or life-threatening.

The spokesman added: “We wouldn’t confirm the name of a victim in an incident like this and it is still too early for us to comment on what we believe may have caused the injury to the head.”

The police cordoned off Manor Road this morning as officers investigated there and outside The Ship Inn on Frome Road.

The police said there is no risk to the safety of the public.

It is believed that the man was found in the road at a place which was earlier covered in plastic sheeting.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

A Wiltshire Police spokesman said: “We were called at approximately 4.45am to a report of a male victim with a significant head injury on Manor Road/Frome Road, Trowbridge.

“We responded with the ambulance service and located the male, who was taken to hospital and is in a stable condition. His injuries are not believed to be life-changing or life-threatening. 

“Our investigation is at an early stage and we had two scenes in place at Manor Road and outside the Ship Inn on Frome Road, but is believed that this is an isolated incident and there are no concerns to the safety of the wider public.”