TWO men are being hunted after an alleged road rage assault.

Police also want to talk to the pair in connection with a £2,000 cannabis haul find in a park.

A police officer told The Bolton News he believes the men wanted in connection with the hammer road rage attack last month could also be able to help with an investigation into 200 bags of cannabis worth £2,000 found in Farnworth Park on Monday.

The bags were found after a driver of a Mercedes was stopped after he was spotted acting suspiciously on Moses Gate on Monday.

He and a passenger ran away, but police later uncovered a plastic carrier bag containing bags of cannabis, which had been hidden in the park nearby.

A car from GMP’s Traffic Unit had been on patrol in Farnworth when the officers followed the Mercedes before approaching the driver at a Shell petrol station in Albert Road.

The police officer said: “The car just didn’t look right, so I followed it and they tried to do a bit of a sneaky manoeuvre to get away, but they didn’t and they ended up pulling into a petrol station in Farnworth, where I followed them in.

“We did a check on the car and it came back to a keeper in Scotland and insurance taken out just the day before, for someone in Bolton.

“The passenger had gotten out and gone in to the shop, so I approached the other guy as he was filling up fuel.

“He said the car was a hire car and when I asked he gave me the keys.

“I told him I would be taking it if he couldn’t provide a hire document.

“I went back to my Jeep and as I looked over my shoulder I saw them rummage through the car and run off into the park.”

After searching for the men, officers were unable to find them.

However they were approached by a member of the public who told them they had seen the men hide a bag of drugs in the park.

The bag was then found, containing around 200 individual bags of cannabis with an estimated street value of £2,000.

The officer said: “The cannabis was in plastic shopping bag hidden underneath a bush, and when I looked inside there was around 200 smaller bags known on the street as a 10 bag — so it contained about £2,000 worth.

“The car that they had run off from absolutely stank of cannabis and had bits of loose change in it.”

The Mercedes was taken in by police and is understood to have been repossessed by its financiers.

The officer said he believed the men they want to talk to about the cannabis could also connected to an alleged incident in Halliwell reported in yesterday’s edition.

Just after 11.15am on June 13 two hammer-wielding thugs smashed a woman driver’s front windscreen in a terrifying road rage attack.

The victim, a woman in her 40s, was driving with her family at the junction of Moss Bank Way and Halliwell Road when a silver Vauxhall Astra pulled in front of her car.

She beeped at the Astra in response and following that, two men got out armed with a hammer.

The victim had the windscreen on her blue Nissan van smashed, and her husband and 16-year-old son were assaulted.

Following the attack, the offenders abandoned their vehicle and left the scene on foot in the direction of Halliwell Road.

Police investigating the road rage have released images of two men they want to speak to in connection with the incident.

Anyone with information about either incident is asked to contact police on 101 or 0161 856 5761, or anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.