FRIENDS of a Haverfordwest man fighting for his life after late night incident have set up a crowdfunding campaign to support his family as they visit him in critical care.

Kristian Speake was taken to The University Hospital of Wales following an assault in Haverfordwest on Saturday, February 10, and his close family have spent as much of their time in Cardiff to be close to him.

Calum MacDougall, a friend of Mr Speake’s, has set up a JustGiving page with the aim of raising £1,000 which will contribute towards the family’s travel and accommodation costs as they stay in Cardiff.

The page has already reached more than double this target, with 199 people having contributed £5,265 as of Tuesday morning (February 20).

On the JustGiving page, Mr MacDougall said: “This page has been set up in order to help out Kristian 'Ironman' Speake and his family during this time and his road to recovery."

Visit the JustGiving page here.

Mr MacDougall added: “As you can imagine, the cost of hotels, petrol, food and parking soon begin to add up and I think we all rather them concentrate on Speaky getting better than the finances.”

Mr Speake's football team Haverfordwest County also gave their support for the JustGiving page.

In a statement attached to a tweet, the club said: "For the last ten days, one of our favourite Bluebirds, Kristian Speake, has been in an induced coma and a critical condition following a late night incident which is subject to a police investigation.

"Iron Man Speaky is known for his determination and competitive spirit, and for the last ten days he has certainly portrayed that once again."

The club said thoughts and prayers of players and members were with Mr Speake and his family.

Police arrested a 26-year-old man on suspicion of GBH following the incident on Priory Lane, who was subsequently released on police bail.