POLICE are hunting four balaclava-wearing thugs who attacked a man in Lillington.
The 20 year-old victim was targeted outside the Top Shop newsagents on Newland Road in the shadow of the Eden Court tower block around 2pm on January 10.
The victim, from Birmingham, fled into the shop where he was pursued and hit with a metal bar.
He suffered cuts to his head during the attack and was taken to Warwick Hospital for treatment. No one else was threatened or injured.
Det Sgt James Coleman: “Following our initial enquiries we currently believe that this victim was targeted by these individuals and we do not believe there is any threat to the wider community.
“This was, understandably, shocking to those shopping in the area at the time and I would like to reassure the public that a full and thorough investigation is underway.”
Anyone who witnessed the assault or has any information is urged to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.