Sunbury woodland attack man suffers fractured skull

A man is in hospital with a fractured skull after being attacked in woodland in Sunbury.

The victim, who is in his 50s, is due to have surgery on his injuries at a London hospital.

Police found him in a lay-by on the A316 on Monday at 17:40 BST but believe he was attacked in the adjoining woods.

They are trying to track down two men - believed to be in their early 20s - who were seen by a passer-by close to the scene of the assault.

Det Insp Gareth Hicks, of Surrey Police, said: "This was a vicious assault that has left the victim with a serious head injury. At this stage the motive for this attack is unknown."

He said he wanted to find the two men mentioned by a witness. One was wearing a dark hooded top, with the hood up.

A police spokesman said the victim's condition would become clearer after the surgery, at St Mary's Hospital in west London, but he described the injuries as serious.

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