Clubber critically injured "after mistakenly entering wrong house and trying to get into bed with woman"


Clubber who mistakenly entered wrong house left critically injured 'after confrontation with householder who found him trying to get into bed with girlfriend'Stuart Lynch, 23, walked through unlocked door after a night outHouseholder, 24, found reveller taking his clothes off in woman's bedroomHe has been arrested by Lancashire Police on suspicion of GBH

By
Martin Robinson

PUBLISHED:

10:35 GMT, 18 April 2013

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UPDATED:

16:05 GMT, 18 April 2013


A 24-year-old man has been arrested after he allegedly attacked bodybuilder Stuart Lynch (pictured), who had been at the nearby Vogue nightclub in Rawtenstall, Lancashire.

A 24-year-old man has been arrested after he allegedly attacked bodybuilder Stuart Lynch (pictured), who had been at the nearby Vogue nightclub in Rawtenstall, Lancashire.

A clubber is fighting for his life after he mistakenly wandered into the wrong house after a night out and tried to get into bed with a woman sleeping there.

A 24-year-old man has been arrested after he allegedly attacked bodybuilder Stuart Lynch when he discovered him in the bedroom with his girlfriend.

Police believe a fight ended in the reveller falling down a flight of stairs at the house in Rawtenstall, Lancashire.

The 23-year-old injured man was admitted to Royal Salford Hospital with serious head injuries and is said to be in a critical condition.

The suspect was detained on suspicion of GBH and questioned by police before being freed on bail.

Mr Lynch, who is from
Haslingden, mistakenly entered the property through an unlocked door
while looking for a friend's house where he was due to stay.

Thinking he was in the right place, it is believed he then crept up the stairs and went into a bedroom thinking it would be empty.

His mistake emerged when the woman's boyfriend returned to the house, switched on the light when he heard movement and found him stripping off.

Moments later, an altercation ensued which resulted in the 23-year-old falling down a flight of stairs.

Scene: The house where Stuart Lynch was injured and where a householder was arrested on suspicion of inflicting GBH

Scene: The house where Stuart Lynch was injured and where a householder was arrested on suspicion of inflicting GBH

Night out: The 23-year-old, who is seriously ill, had been at Vogue nightclub in Rawtenstall when he entered the wrong house through an unlocked door

Night out: The 23-year-old, who is seriously ill, had been at Vogue nightclub in Rawtenstall when he entered the wrong house through an unlocked door

Stuart Lynch

Night out: The 23-year-old, who is seriously ill, had been at Vogue nightclub in Rawtenstall when he entered the wrong house through an unlocked door

One neighbour said: 'We heard he had had a good Saturday night out and been offered a place to stay in the early hours but for whatever reason he must have become disorientated and got the wrong house.

'At the time we wondered what had happened because on Sunday police were out on the street.'

Today Lancashire Police said officers wanted to trace the injured man's movements between 2.30am, when he left Vogue nightclub, in Rawtenstall and 3.30am when he arrived at the suspect's house a few streets away.

Lancashire Police, who received a phone call at 3.36am, said it was not yet clear if the injured man had slipped or been pushed.

He was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to the Royal Salford Hospital with head injuries where he was in a critical condition yesterday.

An investigation is under way and officers are trying to piece together what happened.

Det Insp Vinny De Curtis of Lancashire Police said: 'We are investigating the possibility that this man may have gone into the address mistakenly, thinking it was a different house.

Hurt: The clubber is in a critical condition in Royal Salford Hospital (pictured) after he was allegedly attacked for walking into the wrong house

Hurt: The clubber is in a critical condition in Royal Salford Hospital (pictured) after he was allegedly attacked for walking into the wrong house

'We are trying to piece together his movements leading up to his arrival there to try and establish exactly what has happened.

'We believe that the man was in Vogue nightclub in the town up until around 2:30am and we are trying to piece together his movements between leaving the club and arriving at the house on South Street.

'He was wearing a short sleeved white T-shirt, burgundy chinos and grey shoes when he was last seen at the nightclub so if anyone was in the area between 2.30am and 3.30am and thinks they may have seen him, or someone fitting that description, then I would urge them to contact the police.'