A MAN suffered head injuries after being hit over the head with a handheld weapon in an apparent road rage attack.
The victim, believed to be in his 20s, was walking home down Aughton Street, in Ormskirk, at around 1.15am on Friday, December 28, when he became involved in an argument with a man in a silvery- coloured Range Rover or Range Rover Sport.
The man got out of the car and hit the victim with a small handheld object, causing injuries to the top of his head.
It is understood the attacker had accused the victim of spitting at his vehicle. Following the attack, the pair began scuffling and fell through a fence into a garden on the street.
The attacker then got back into the Range Rover and left the scene.
A taxi driver in a silver Vauxhall Vectra pulled over to help the injured man, who went to hospital to have his head wounds stitched.
Police are now appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident – and in particular the taxi driver who stopped at the scene – to come forward to help with the investigation.
DC Chris Tobin, from West Lancs CID, said: “This was an unprovoked attack which has led to the aggrieved suffering nasty head wounds.
“We would appeal to anyone who was in the Aughton Street area who may have witnessed the incident, or anyone who has any information relating to the attack, to come forward and speak to the police. Aughton Street is a busy road and there may be a number of people who have driven past around that time and might have seen something that could help us with the investigation.”
Anyone with any information can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.