A THUG attacked a teenager with a bat.

The man entered a house in Gresham Walk, Crawley, and repeatedly struck a 19-year-old man at about 12.45am yesterday before running away.

The suspect is described as white with blonde hair and in his 20s.

Detective Inspector Colin Garman said: “The victim has some serious, but not life threatening, injuries and remains in hospital. We are appealing to anyone who saw someone enter the property or was seen running away to contact us.”

Police are urging anyone with information to contact them quoting serial 55 of 21/03. Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.