A MAN was attacked in broad daylight by three men armed with a knife and a wrench.
The victim was walking in part of a Chester estate when he spotted the trio parked close by. They then got out and launched an attack.
The incident took place at 11.45am on a footpath between Kipling Road and Blacon Avenue in Blacon which is known locally as the nature trail.
The victim, a 41-year-old man who has not been named by police, was walking along the footpath when he saw a small black car with three men inside ahead of him.
He was then approached by three men who assaulted him before fleeing the scene.
The victim sustained a cut to the bridge of his nose, a cut to the top of his head and a cut to the back of his head.
One of the offenders is described as being about 6ft tall and was wearing a dark blue padded jacket, dark tracksuit bottoms and Nike trainers.
There is no description of the other two offenders at this time. The offenders spoke with Liverpool accents.
An investigation has been launched and officers are appealing for anyone with information about the incident to get in touch.
Detective Constable Robert Moore said: “We are appealing for anyone who was in the area and has witnessed what happened, has seen anything significant or anyone acting suspiciously to get in touch.
“We are also keen to hear from anyone who has any information regarding the identity of the offenders.”
Anyone with any information is urged to call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 512 of 12 February.
Information can be left anonymously via Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.