Police are investigating the attempted murder of a man who was said to have been mercilessly beaten with a shovel, during an altercation he had with someone known to him.

The incident reportedly occurred on Sunday May 16th, at Ragoonanan Road in Cunupia.

According to a police report, at about 5:30 pm, first responders received a report of assault sent via the E999 Police Command Centre along Ragoonanan Road, Cunupia.

Upon arrival at the location, the officers saw the victim lying on the side of the roadway.  He was bleeding from a wound on his head.

Upon further enquires, the victim reported that he got into an altercation with a man known to him who dealt him several blows to his head with a shovel. As a result, the victim sustained serious injuries.

The victim was taken to the Chaguanas Health Facility by EHS Personnel, where he received emergency medical treatment.  He was later transferred to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex to undergo emergency surgery.

Enquires are continuing and the Police Service says an arrest is imminent.