Police are investigating a report of an attempted murder in which a man was badly beaten with a shovel during an altercation with a man known to him.

The incident occurred on Sunday at Ragoonanan Road, in Cunupia.

According to a police report, at about 5.30 pm police responded to the report at Ragoonanan Road, Cunupia.

The report said on arrival at 5. 45 pm the officers saw the victim lying on the side of the road bleeding from a wound to his head.

The officers conducted further investigations and were told that the victim got into an altercation with a man known to him. The the dispute the victim was beaten in the head with a shovel.

The injured man was taken to the Chaguanas Health Facility by EHS personnel.

He received emergency treatment. He was later transferred to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex to undergo emergency surgery.

Police said an arrest is imminent. Enquires are continuing.