Detectives from North Surrey CID are appealing for information following an altercation in Chertsey.
The incident occurred between 9.15pm and 9.40pm on Monday, 31 March on Gogmore Lane, Chertsey.
The victim, a 33-year-old man, had been in his lorry which was parked on Riverdell Close, near to the junction of Guildford Street when he was verbally abused by a member of a passing group of youths.
It has been reported that the victim gave chase to the offending youth and his three friends onto Gogmore Lane and following an altercation he was then physically assaulted.
The alleged offender has been described as being in his teens, possibly around 16-18 years old, dark skinned, with a slim build and quite short in height. It is believed that he was wearing a black jacket and possibly jeans.
It is believed that he was with one other male and two female people of a similar age.
The victim was taken to St Peter’s Hospital with injuries to his head and ear.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Phil Carter, said: “Prior to the incident it is believed that the group of youths had been congregating next to Gogmore Lane entrance of Flaxman House on the junction of Gogmore Lane and Riverdell Close.
“I would like to appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or the events surrounding it to contact officers with information.
“Surrey Police will not tolerate anti-social behaviour of this kind and I urge anyone with any information to contact police so that we bring those responsible to justice.
“Sometimes, for whatever reason, people prefer to give information anonymously. If you can help with our investigation, but do not want to provide your details, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
Anyone who has information which they believe may assist with the investigation is urged to contact Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference 45140025232.