A teenage boy is fighting for his life in hospital after being found unconscious near a park in Manchester.
The identity of the youngster is unknown and police are appealing for help to trace the “desperately ill” boy’s family.
A member of the public called police after the teenager was found in Wythenshawe Road, near Wythenshawe Park, at 10.30pm on Thursday. Police and paramedics attended the scene to find the boy still unconscious. He was taken to hospital in an ambulance where his condition was described as critical.
The incident was not being treated as suspicious and officers said the youngster, aged between 12 and 15 with blond hair, had not been attacked.
He is described as white, of slim build, with green/blue eyes and skin grafts on his upper legs. He was wearing a blue Penguin-brand jacket, grey sweatshirt, black tracksuit bottoms, black socks and blue trainers.
DI Mark Astbury, of Greater Manchester police’s city of Manchester division, said: “This young boy is in a serious condition and we want to reunite him with his family. I would like to appeal to parents who have not seen their son or anyone who has concerns about a friend who matches this description to contact us.
“I would also urge anyone who was in the area at the time and has any information that can help identify this young lad to come forward.”