A woman is in hospital with serious injuries after being attacked in central Hamilton last night.
Police say a female was walking her dog alone on St. Clair Avenue near Main st. when an unknown male approached her and tried to take her dog.
She resisted and was hit in the head with a blunt object. She also received injures to her hands from defending herself from a knife.
Police were not able to confirm what that object was, they did find a pipe wrench nearby and a trail of blood in the KFC parking lot.
The suspect fled the area and is described as male, wearing a white toque and a black jacket.
A neighbour described what he saw when he found the lady hurt:
Police are hoping to get more information from her later this morning when she’s in a more stable condition.
They are currently looking at video surveillance from the area and asking anyone else who may have seen the attack to come forward.