A MAN was viciously attacked during an attempted robbery at the Lickey Hills.
The incident on Sunday (July 10) happened after the man parked up in the car park off Monument Lane and went for a walk at the beauty spot with his partner.
Just before 8.30pm, near Beacon Hill, two men approached the victim from behind and struck him on the head with a hard object, believed to be an imitation handgun. They then demanded the keys to his car but he refused and the pair fled in an unknown vehicle.
The victim was then taken to hospital where he received treatment for his head injury.
The first man was Asian, 25 years old, 5ft 11ins tall and of stocky build. He had a beard or scarf over his face and was wearing a hooded top and tracksuit bottoms.
The second man was also Asian, aged between 16 and 25, of skinny or petite build and was 5ft 8ins tall. He looked younger than the first man, had no facial hair and was wearing a beanie hat or hooded top with dark tracksuit bottoms.
It is thought the two men may have been kicking a football between them on the field close to where the victim parked his car just before the incident.
DC Rebecca Wittin of West Mercia Police said: “This is a particularly nasty attempted robbery that has left the victim in need of hospital treatment.”
She urged any witnesses or anyone who was in the area at the time, including passing motorists, to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 as they may have information vital to the case.
“I would like to reassure the local community that this appears to be an opportunistic attack and that officers were quickly deployed to the scene,” she added.