Sheffield man hit with a hammer after he got off the bus

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A man suffered a fractured skull and broken nose after being struck repeatedly about the head with a hammer in a shocking attack in Sheffield.

The 27-year-old was set upon as he stepped off a bus on Lowedges Road, Lowedges.

Police said a car pulled up alongside him moments after he got off the number 53 bus.

Detectives investigating the incident – more than a month ago at 10.20pm on Tuesday, June 4, but the details of which have only just been released – said they are treating the vicious attack as ‘targeted’.

They said the victim was crossing the road behind the bus when a silver car pulled up alongside him.

A man got out and began striking the victim over the head with a weapon.

Police said the attacker then drove off in the direction of Meadowhead roundabout.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “A man got off a number 53 bus on Lowedges Road in Sheffield.

“As he began to cross the road behind the bus, an unknown man pulled up in a silver car.

“He got out of the vehicle, approached the 27-year-old and began to hit him repeatedly with what is believed may have been a hammer.”

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