POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was viciously assaulted in Ellesmere Port town centre after a night out with his girlfriend.
The incident happened at about 1am last Saturday when the couple were walking home.
They were approached by an unknown man who was accompanied by a woman.
The man interrupted the couple and launched an attack on the victim who tried to get away but was assaulted again.
It is believed he was struck with a piece of wood, which was recovered by police.
The man received facial injuries and a possible fracture to his arm.
The attacker is described as about 5ft 10ins, with black spiky hair. There is no description of the woman.
Anyone with any information can call Detective Constable Michelle Black or Detective Constable Chris Howarth on 01244 613134 or Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555111.