POLICE are appealing for information after a man was attacked with a metal pole in Nelson.

The incident took place on Bath Street at 9.15pm on February 17 when a man got out of a small, silver vehicle, carrying the pole in both hands, and struck the victim repeatedly to his lower back and right shoulder.

The victim ran home and locked his door.

His attacker knocked on the window before driving off in his vehicle.

Ch Insp Marie Haworth, of Lancashire Constabulary’s  East Division, said: “This was a frightening attack which has left the victim with some minor injuries and very shaken.

“We are keen to trace the man responsible.”

The attacker was Asian, of medium build and was wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting log reference 1463 of February 17th.