POLICE say they are keeping an open mind on how a man came to suffer serious head injuries.

Officers are not treating the case as suspicious but have appealed for information as the man lies in a hospital bed in "a serious condition".

He was found injured near Paulton in the early hours of Sunday, May 30.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesperson said: "At around 1.47am, an ambulance crew found a man with head injuries on Paulton Road, approximately halfway between Farrington Gurney and Paulton.

"The man, who is in his 40s, was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious condition.

"His family have been notified and are being offered support.

"We’re keeping an open mind as to how he came by his injuries, but have no reason to believe the circumstances were suspicious.

"However, we’d like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed what happened to him, or who saw him prior to sustaining his injuries."

The spokesperson added that it is believed the man was picked up by a white BMW from The Lamb Inn, Paulton, just before midnight.

Officers are keen to speak to the driver.

If you can help, call 101 quoting reference 5221119143.