A man was hit in the head in broad daylight over the weekend while walking on a busy road in Lincoln.
The incident happened on Newark Road in Lincoln at around 2.40pm on March 22, near the Esso petrol station.
According to officers, the 68-year-old victim was hit in the head with an “unknown weapon” as he passed an alleyway that leads onto Fountain Court.
He stated he did not see or hear anyone leading up to the incident.
The victim returned home but then called for an ambulance as he felt unwell.
He required five stitches for a deep cut on the top of his head.
Police are asking for any witnesses or anyone who may have any information relating to the offence to contact PC 461 Gareth Ramsey on 101, quoting incident 264 of 22/03/2014.
Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.