A ROMANIAN who was found lying in a road in Christchurch last month with severe head injuries has died.

The man, in his 40s, was taken to the neurological department at Southampton General Hospital after he was found in Dudmoor Farm Road, near the junction with Fairmile Road, at around 12pm on March 31.

He died in hospital yesterday after a ten day fight for life.

On Monday, Dorset Police liaised with the Romanian Consulate to identify the man, and his next of kin have been informed of his death.

A spokesman said: “Dorset Police are investigating the circumstances of this death.

“We believe he either jumped or fell from a moving, silver Toyota Hilux pick-up. Officers have spoken to the driver and enquiries are continuing.

“We are appealing for witnesses, anyone who may have seen this vehicle in the area prior to the incident.

“There will be a post mortem in due course. No one has been arrested.”

The victim of the incident, originally thought to be a fail-to-stop collision, was carrying no identification when he was discovered, leading to confusion over his identity.

The force is still appealing for witnesses who may have seen anything in the area of Dudmoor Farm Road or Marsh Lane to contact them in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 31:145, or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.