Shocking CCTV footage showing a shopkeeper in England being seriously assaulted at work has been released by police.
The images show three white men entering the shop and lunging towards the victim with what appears to be a wooden cane several times.
Warwickshire Police said the victim, aged 30, was working alone in the shop in Rugby when the men entered and became involved in an altercation with him.
One of the attackers swung the wooden implement at the victim a number of times, and another picked up a jar and threw it at his head, causing it to crack on impact.
The three men then left the victim with serious injuries in the shop on Church Street. Police said they turned left in the direction of Railway Terrace.
The victim was treated in Walsgrave Hospital for serious injuries.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident in the shop on Tuesday October 28 at 6.40pm.
Additionally they are urging anyone who knows who these men may be to contact them on 101 quoting incident number 304 of October 28.
Alternatively you can give information without giving your name by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or by visiting their website www.crimestoppers-uk.org.