Police are investigating an incident amid claims the victim lay for two days with serious head injuries in a village drinking den.
A 34-year-old man was taken to Forth Valley Royal Hospital from a house in Westquarter on Monday. Because of the seriousness of his injuries, he has been transferred to Edinburgh’s Western General for treatment.
Concerned family members say the house is well known in the area as a place people go to drink, and said they have been told he sustained the injuries last Friday and lay, unable to move, until the ambulance was called this week.
A relation, who asked not to be named, said: “The house he goes to is well known. We’re totally shocked. We’ve been told he lay all weekend. He’s lying in the hospital and is black and blue all over his body.
“They haven’t been able to operate on his head either, it’s so bad. We don’t know what has gone on.”
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Police in Forth Valley Division are investigating after a 34-year-old male was brought by ambulance to Forth Valley Royal Hospital from an address in Westquarter, on Monday, having sustained injuries to his head.
“He was later transferred to the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh and enquiries are going on to determine the full circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information who can assist officers should contact police.”