Barnsley attack treated as attempted murder

An attack on a man found slumped in a Barnsley alleyway is being treated as attempted murder.

A 28-year-old was found seriously injured in an alleyway off Coniston Road, Oakwell, just after 6pm on Tuesday.

A man was found seriously injured in an alleyway off Coniston Road, Oakwell

A man was found seriously injured in an alleyway off Coniston Road, Oakwell

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He was taken to hospital with a serious head injury and was initially said to be in a critical condition.

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Today, South Yorkshire Police said he remains in hospital but is making ‘a steady recovery’.

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The attack is being treated as attempted murder but no arrests have yet been made.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.