Police have launched an appeal for witnesses to a serious assault in Workington.

The incident happened on Corporation Road in the town, on Wednesday this week, at about 1pm.

A police spokesman said: "An unknown offender has approached the victim and hit him several times with a metal bar over the body and head."

Anyone who saw the incident, or who has any information, is asked to contact the police on 101.

Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555111.