A 63-year-old was attacked by a man brandishing a piece of wood in Barrow yesterday.
Police are investigating the incident, which happened at around 7.45am in the alley behind Cavendish Street, just off Dalkeith Street.
The 63-year-old, from Barrow, was reported to have been hit over the head with a piece of wood or similar implement and has suffered bruising to his head, shoulder, ribs and back.
The suspect is described as a white male in his 30s with a local accent, wearing a grey jacket, who got out of the passenger seat of a vehicle believed to be a white or cream Citroen C1 or similar driven by a second white male.
Anyone with information or who witnessed the incident is encouraged to contact police on 101 quoting log number 179 of the 3th April 2021.
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111.