Coventry dog walker attacked after row
A dog walker suffered a fractured skull after a row with another dog owner in woodland, police said.
The 58-year-old man was hit on the back of the head with what police believe may have been a tree branch in Plants Hill Wood, Coventry.
Police said he was struck as he began to walk away after the argument at about 16:00 GMT on Monday.
He suffered a bleed on the brain and remains in hospital following the attack.
Det Insp Stuart Bell, of West Midlands Police, said the injury was "particularly serious".
The attacker was described as white, aged in his late 20s to early 30s, about 6ft tall, and was wearing brown clothing.
The dog he was walking was described as a brown Staffordshire bull terrier.