Officers were conducting enquiries in Gloucester this evening along with the National Police Air Service as part of an ongoing investigation into an assault.
Police were called to Queens Square in Stroud shortly after 1.50pm today following reports of an altercation.
Upon police attendance it was found that a man had been hit in the head with a metal pole by a group of men who had left the area.
The victim was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital with a suspected head injury and remains in a stable condition at this time with non serious injuries
A vehicle has been recovered from Gloucester in connection with the incident and enquiries to identify those involved are continuing.
They are described as being a black man of a skinny build who has paler patches on his face and was wearing dark clothing, a middle Eastern man with a beard and a mixed race man who was wearing a football shirt with jogging bottoms.
Anyone who witnessed the incident this afternoon or knows those who were involved is asked to please call 101 quoting incident 260 of 17 April.
Information can also be submitted here: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/