Police in Hamilton are appealing for information about an assault on a pizza delivery man on Monday night.
The man has serious facial injuries after he was lured onto a vacant property on Montgomery Crescent just before 9pm.
Police said he went towards the back of the property after hearing a call and was struck on the head with a metal bar or pole.
The main tried to crawl away, but was hit again before he managed to return to his car, driving back to work and alerting the police.
Officers ask anyone who saw any suspicious activity to call Hamilton Central Police Station.