Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a serious assault in Watford.
The incident occurred between 2.50am and 3.03am on Saturday 3 February in Sainsbury’s car park on Albert Road South.
The male victim was walking home when a man approached and struck him on the back of the head with an unknown object, causing him to fall to the floor. The suspect then continued to hit the victim with the unknown object.
The victim sustained a cut on the back of his head and injuries to his ribs. It is also believed he lost consciousness for approximately one minute after the attack.
Detective Constable Ben Chandler, from the Watford Local Crime Unit, said: “We understand that news of this incident may be unsettling for the community, but we would like to reassure them that we are supporting the victim while thoroughly exploring several avenues of enquiry.
“As part of our investigation, I am now appealing for anyone with information to please come forward.
“Were you in the area at the time and saw what happened? Or do you have any further details that could assist our investigation, such as potential dashcam footage if you were driving in the area? Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any information, no matter how insignificant you think it may be. Thank you.”
You can report information online at herts.police.uk/report, speak to an operator in our Force Communications Room via our online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/9379/24.
Alternatively, you can stay 100% anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at crimestoppers-uk.org.
Sign up to OWL at owl.co.uk/herts to receive local police and partner messages including relevant crime prevention advice.
You can use our community voice platform ‘echo’ to let us know what you think we should be prioritising in your area. Your feedback will help towards shaping our local policing priorities, initiatives and campaigns. Visit bit.ly/herts-echo and tell us your thoughts.