Police are appealing for help after a victim was assaulted in Chester by men armed with a knife and a wrench.

The incident took place on a footpath in Blacon between Kipling Road and Blacon Avenue – which is known locally as the nature trail – on Wednesday February 12 at 11.45am.

The 41-year-old male victim was walking along the path when he saw a small black car with three men inside ahead of him.

He was then approached by three males – armed with a knife and a wrench – 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 around 6 ft 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 a Liverpool accent.

An investigation has been launched and officers are appealing for anyone with any information about the incident to get in touch.

DC Robert Moore said: “We are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time 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, on 0800 555 111.