Inclusion Criteria- Patients with CT-confirmed spontaneous Intracerebral Haemorrhage (ICH)
- Elevated systolic blood pressure (>150mmHg and <220mmHg)
- Capacity to commence randomly assigned treatment within 6 hours of onset of ICH.
- Able to be 'actively' treated and admitted to a monitored facility
Exclusion Criteria- Clear indication or contraindication to intensive BP lowering.
- Evidence ICH secondary to a structural abnormality
- Use of thrombolytic agent
- Previous ischaemic stroke within 30 days
- A very high likelihood that the patient will die within the next 24 hours on the basis of clinical and/or radiological criteria
- Score of 3-5 on the Glasgow Coma Scale (indicating deep coma)
- Significant pre-stroke disability or advanced dementia
- Planned early neurological intervention
- Participation in another clinical trial.
- A high likelihood that the patient will not adhere to the study treatment and follow-up regimen.