A MAN was taken to hospital with a broken arm after a "vicious and sustained" armed assault in Worcester.
Police are looking for witnesses following an alleged serious assault on a 57-year-old man from the Home Meadow area of the city.
The incident, which occurred at around 11:45pm on Friday,August 8, happened after the man confronted three other men on White Hill, who are believed to have been damaging vehicles.
The victim was then subjected to what is believed to be a sustained attack including the use of a weapon, thought to be a pole or a stick.
The victim sustained a broken right arm and facial injuries, requiring hospital treatment.
The attackers fled the scene towards Otley Close.
One of them is described as a white man, aged around 25, athletic build, about six foot tall, fair to ginger coloured cropped hair and clean shaven. He was wearing a dark blue t-shirt with red writing across the front.
Another is described as a white man, aged around 25, athletic build, about 5 foot 11 inches tall, with short cropped hair. He was wearing a dark blue or black baseball cap, a pale grey/blue t-shirt, dark baggy jogging bottoms and pale grey or dirty trainers with two stripes on the side.
The third is described as a white man, aged around 25, athletic build, about 5 foot 11 inches tall with short cropped hair. He was wearing blue denim jeans.
Detective Sergeant David Hall said: “This was a particularly vicious and sustained attack on a man who was trying to protect his property and the property of his neighbours.
"We would be keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or who recognises the three men matching the descriptions.
“Attacks of this severity are unusual and this is why it is important that we catch the men involved.”
Police have issued CCTV footage of three men they would like to talk to in connection to the incident.
Anyone with any information should call West Mercia Police on 101, quoting incident number 0001S of August 9.
Alternatively information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org.