AN attack on a 22-year-old man left him looking like “something from a horror film”, according to the victim’s father.

Thomas Johnson was hit from behind with an object, which he believes was a hammer, at around 2.30am on Monday (June 22) in St German’s Road, Forest Hill.

The attacker, described as black and around 6ft 1in tall, then hit Mr Johnson on the head again.

Police say Mr Johnson was on his way home from a music gig and had got off a bus in Rushey Green at 2.09am before walking up Stanstead Road and along St German’s Road.

He had seen his attacker, who was wearing a white top, at a bus stop between Carholme Road and Blythe Vale Road around five minutes before the assault.

Following the attack he managed to make his way home and told his family what had happened.

His father Gerard Johnson said: “We heard him open the door and shout for help, then I saw him covered in blood saying he had been hit on the head with a hammer.

“It was like something from a horror film.

“We are very keen for anyone who knows anything to come forward, not just for Thomas’s sake but so that this does not happen to someone else.”

Mr Johnson was taken to hospital, where he received treatment for head injuries.

The incident is being investigated by Lewisham CID.

Anyone with information should call Detective Constable Samantha Hare at Lewisham police station on 020 8284 8362 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.