A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of affray and grievous bodily harm following an alleged assault involving a hammer in Kendal.
The incident happened on Wednesday 18 October at around 2pm near to the YMCA after the victim was chased from the lower area of Kirkbarrow to Kirkland in Kendal.
The arrested man is currently still in police custody.
The injured man, aged 27 and from Kendal, suffered cuts to his head which required medical treatment. He remains in hospital.
Anyone with information should contact police referencing incident 125 of 18 October 2017.