Man arrested after hammer assault

A lump hammer.
A lump hammer.

A MAN was left suffering from a head injury after he was allegedly struck with a hammer following a neighbourhood dispute.

Police were called to London Fields in Billinge at about 9pm on June 3 as paramedics tended to the 50-year-old victim. He was taken to hospital but his injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.

A 56-year-old man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and bailed pending further inquiries.

A police spokesman said officers found the victim in the street with a laceration to his head when they arrived at the scene.

Anyone with information about the incident can contact Merseyside Police on 0151 709 6010 or Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555 111.