Cumbria

Motorists targeted after Carlisle baseball bat attack

Attack scene
Image caption The victim was attacked at a petrol station forecourt

Police have been stopping motorists at the scene of a baseball bat attack in Carlisle in a bid to jog people's memories two weeks after the event.

A 32-year-old man was seriously hurt when he was set upon by three men at a petrol station forecourt in Brampton Old Road on 26 October.

He had his shoulder broken and suffered face and head injuries.

Cumbria Police hope people who use the route regularly at that time of the day might have seen something.

Two men arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder were later bailed bailed pending further inquiries.

Police said the offenders travelled to the crime scene in a metallic green Subaru, which was later found burned out in a field in Houghton.

Police believe a second vehicle was also involved and the attackers, believed to be from the North East, travelled in convoy.

A Cumbria Police spokesman said: "This was a very serious, targeted attack against a man who has suffered significant injuries and we need the public's help to catch the men who did this."

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