A WITNESS appeal is ongoing after a man was attacked with a hammer during an altercation between two groups of people in Kidderminster.

Police were called to Summer Road at around 11pm on Friday, January 10, after several men entered a property and confronted the residents inside.

One man was attacked with a hammer, another was punched and suffered facial injuries, and one man sustained serious cuts to his hand and required surgery in hospital.

Ambulances were called to the scene by police and took two people to hospital.

West Mercia Police previously said both groups had an earlier disagreement, with three of the men later returning to continue the conflict at the house.

A police spokesman said: "Those who have attended hospital have since been discharged and have attended Kidderminster Police Station and been interviewed by detectives."

Three men were arrested - two aged in their late teens. One was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and the other on suspicion of affray.

Another man in his early 20s was arrested on suspicion of affray.

All were from the Kidderminster area and were released on police bail, where they remain under investigation.

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses to come forwards and are asking anyone with information to call 101, quoting crime number 0766s.

Information can also be given to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.