DETECTIVES have named a man found unconscious at Ulley Country Park in the hope it will lead them to finding who attacked him.
Det Insp Mark Monteiro said Adrian Kozak (37) was found in the foetal position at an angling peg at Ulley Reservoir by a dog walker at around 8.35am on Monday.
Mr Kozak, a Polish national who has connections to the Masbrough and Ferham Park areas, remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital, Det Insp Monteiro said.
Detectives were now “working towards” the fact that he was attacked in Ulley, Det Insp Monteiro said and he appealed for anyone who knows Mr Kozak to get in touch.
“Mr Kozak was found by a dog walker at 8.34am and we have no idea how he got there but there were some forensic opportunities at the scene and from that we are working towards the fact he was attacked there,” Det Insp Monteiro said.
“We are releasing his name because we want to know a bit more about him. We know he is a Polish gentleman with family in Poland but we are keen to hear from anyone who knows Mr Kozak or saw him before he was found.”
Det Insp Monteiro said Mr Kozak was wearing black jogging bottoms and a dark coloured bomber jacket. He said he has brown hair which is short on the sides.
“Given the rural location, we are desperate to speak to anyone who was in the area on Sunday or Monday or who thinks they know Mr Kozak,” he added.
“This is absolutely key to our investigation.”
Det Insp Monteiro said members of the public may see police in the Ulley area over the next few days while they speak to dog walkers, runners and cyclists.
He added that detectives hoped to speak to Mr Kozak in the next few days.
“Mr Kozak is in a serious but stable condition so any information we can gather before we can hopefully speak to him is vital,” he said.
Anyone with any information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 209 of October 16.
People can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.