Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed an assault in Westbury to come forward to help with investigations.

At 11.30pm on Monday October 8, a 28-year-old man was assaulted by two men near to Pro-Tyre in Station Road, while he was sat in his car, a blue Vauxhall Astra.

The victim sustained injuries to his back and ear.

The two men then stole his vehicle and drove off in the direction of Westbury town centre.

The vehicle was later recovered at the Westbury white horse and seized for forensic examination.

The victim attended the Royal United Hospital in Bath for treatment to his injuries.

Det Con Lauren Barnard said: “This was a frightening incident which left the victim with some nasty injuries. He was incredibly shaken.

“We have so far arrested three people in connection with the incident and our enquiries are continuing.

“We are interested in hearing from anyone who may have witnessed the incident in Station Road – the information you have may be significant to our investigation so please do get in touch.

“I’d like to reassure the local community that we are carrying out a thorough investigation into this incident which we believe was a targeted attack.”

A 33-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of conspiring to cause GBH with intent and conspiring to steal.

A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and a 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and theft of motor vehicle.

All have been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 and quote crime reference number 54180095312.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.