POLICE are appealing for information after a 71-year-old man was found with serious injuries.

The pensioner was found on the A173 Guisborough Road/Newton Road just outside Great Ayton with spine and head injuries at about 9.55am on Friday, March 21.

He is in a stable condition at James Cook University Hospital.

Cleveland Police said two vehicles were at the scene, a large grey vehicle, possibly a Ford Mondeo and a white van. Officers wish to speak to the drivers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Nigel Green from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on the non-emergency 101 number, quoting reference number 47441.