A MAN was bashed over the head when he caught two masked men lurking in his neighbour's garden.
The 28-year-old returned home to Glastonbury Drive, Golcar, at 2am on Thursday, after a night out.
He challenged two intruders which he spotted while getting out of a taxi.
A noxious gas was sprayed in his face.
While he was disorientated he was hit over the back of the head.
He suffered a large bruise and needed treatment at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.
Both men wore balaclavas.
Anyone with information should contact Pc Matthew Harrison on 01484 436856.