A MAN who is believed to have injected himself with insulin, has regained consciousness.
Police revealed that Christopher McIntyre from Clayton-le-Moors has shown some movement after being unconscious and in a critical condition at the Royal Blackburn Hospital since the end of November.
Police have confirmed he has suffered some brain damage and his recovery may take several months.
Mr McIntyre and a friend were rushed to hospital after allegedly taking the drug which is normally used to treat diabetes.
His friend was released from hospital after receiving treatment but Mr McIntyre has remained fighting for his life.
Police are still investigating the death of grandfather Shane Raeburn, 44, as it is believed he also took insulin.
Mr Raeburn of Barnes Street, Clayton-le-Moors, died suddenly in the early hours of 28 November and a coroner’s report into his death proved inconclusive.
Insulin can be fatal for those who do not have diabetes.
It is thought body builders sometimes use the drug to control sugar and build muscle.