Police in Fife are investigating following what police are treating as an attempted murder within a local shop in Station Road, Windygates.
The incident happened around 6pm on Friday, February 3, when a 30 year-old female employee was working within the Village Shop. A man entered and, after waiting for other members of the public to leave the property, assaulted with woman with a weapon.
Nothing was taken from the shop and the man quickly left the premises after the attack.
The woman sustained serious head injuries and was treated at the scene by the Scottish Ambulance Service before being taken to the Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, for treatment.
Police were called and are now appealing for information.
The suspect is described as a man of Asian appearance in his early thirties with thinning hair. He was wearing a black bomber jacket and black trousers.
Detective Inspector Paul Dick of Fife Division, Police Scotland: “We are currently investigating this vicious attack and are eager to trace the man responsible as soon as possible.
“I would appeal to those who may have been either within the Village Shop or in the immediate area near to the time of the attack to come forward as they may have seen the man enter the premises or loitering about in the area around the time of the incident.
“I would urge anyone who has information, including those using public transport in the wider Fife area on Friday, February 3, to get in touch with police immediately.”