A MAN has been attacked with a hammer after an incident on A303.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 46-year-old man was assaulted with a hammer on the northbound A303 near Cartgate services.

A force spokesman said the victim was driving on the A303 northbound at around 5pm on April 7 when he was forced to stop by another vehicle.

"A man got out of the vehicle and the victim was struck with a hammer, resulting in him suffering minor bruising," the spokesman added.

"We’re appealing for anyone who saw this incident to come forward.

"A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of affray and has been released under investigation while enquiries continue."

If you can help with the police investigation, call on 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5219075554.