Adelaide cops follow trail of blood up stairs to find a man with head injury in South Plympton units


How quick-thinking cops followed a trail of blood up a flight of stairs – and discovered a helpless man with a ‘serious head injury’

  • A 63-year-old man was found with a ‘serious head injury’ last month
  • Police followed a trail of blood up stairs before finding him
  • Adelaide police responded to reports of blood in a stairwell
  • The man at the South Plympton units was rushed to hospital

A man is still in hospital after police followed a blood trail up a flight of stairs to discover him with serious head injuries.

Just before noon on Wednesday, December 14, police attended a block of units in the Adelaide suburb of South Plympton after receiving reports of blood located in the stairwell of the complex.

Officers followed the blood trail and found a 63-year-old man with a serious head injury.

He was rushed to the Royal Adelaide Hospital in a critical condition.

A 63-year-old man was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital after police found him with ‘serious head injuries’ last month

Detectives have made inquiries and viewed CCTV footage of the area but are yet to determine the cause of his injuries.

SA Police is appealing to members of the public who might have seen or heard anything suspicious around the area on that Wednesday to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Adelaide police followed a trail of blood up a flight of stairs before finding the injured man on December 14 last year

Adelaide police followed a trail of blood up a flight of stairs before finding the injured man on December 14 last year

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