A hitchhiker was attacked with a piece of wood whilst trying to thumb a lift.
Cumbria police are appealing for information after the assault near a motorway service station.
The hiker was trying to thumb a lift on the northbound exit slip road at Burton Services on the M6 near Kendal at 1.20pm on Friday, February 14.
A car stopped and a man got out and hit the hiker with a piece of wood.
The victim was taken to Westmorland General Hospital, Kendal, with bruises and swelling to his arm and his leg.
Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Follow Cumbria Police on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cumbria police or Twitter at twitter.com/Cumbriapolice.