A MAN is in a life-threatening condition after being found slumped face down and unconscious near a park bench.

He had a serious head injury and was taken to a hospital by air ambulance.

The man, 47 and of no fixed address, was found in Memorial Gardens, Crawley, shortly before 8.30am on Wednesday.

He was flown to St George’s Hospital in Tooting where he is in intensive care.

Police say they are investigating how he was injured and are “conducting enquiries to establish if another person was involved”.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Sussex Police online or phone 101, quoting serial 274 of 09/10, or they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously.”