A man has been left seriously injured after a late night attack in North Lanarkshire.
The 52-year-old was was in McClurg Court, Motherwell, when the assault took place.
Emergency services attended just before midnight on Tuesday and the victim was taken to Wishaw General Hospital with injuries to his head, neck and legs.
Medical staff have described his condition as serious but stable.
Officers investigating the incident are eager to speak to a man who was seen in the area at the time.
They are described as white, 5ft 8ins, medium build and wearing dark coloured Adidas track suit bottoms with three stripes down the leg, a dark hoodie, a hat and white trainers and a face mask.
Detective inspector Kenneth Dalrymple said: “We are appealing for information so that we can establish the full circumstances of what happened.
“We would like to speak to anyone who saw anything suspicious or may have dash-cam footage that could help with our enquiries.
“In particular we would like to speak to the person seen in the area at the time who may be able to help with our investigation. Anyone who can help is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.”