Man injured after being hit by hammer in street attack

The 32-year-old was attacked by two men on Saturday night.

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A man has been left injured after being struck by a hammer in a Dundee street attack.

The 32-year-old was walking along the city’s South Road when a silver car stopped beside him near Dunholm Road at around 9.30pm on Saturday.

Two men, one armed with a hammer, got out of the car and assaulted him.

One of the men hit him on the leg with the weapon and the other made an attempt to strike him but missed.

The pair then got back into the car and drove off, leaving the man with minor injuries.

Police are now appealing for information as they look to trace the men responsible.

Both of the suspects are described as being white, aged between 30 and 40 with slim builds and local accents.

The first man, who was in possession of the hammer, had a shaved head and was wearing a tracksuit.

The second is described as having long blonde curly hair and was wearing a dark hoodie and knee length shorts.

Constable Kerry Strachan of Lochee police office said: “Enquiries are ongoing into this incident and to establish who the men involved are.

“We are keen to talk to anyone who was in the area around the time of the incident who might have seen anything.”