A SECURITY guard was attacked after trying to stop two teenagers stealing from a building site in Winsford.
The pair were spotted at about 4.50pm last Wednesday trespassing on the compound at the back of the White Swan pub on Bradbury Road.
After confronting the youths, the man was punched and kicked to the floor, before being hit repeatedly with a 5ft plank.
Only when a colleague intervened did the two offenders stop and run off.
The attackers are white males thought to be aged 16-17. The security guard suffered cuts and bruises to his face and body and was kept in hospital overnight.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Det Sgt Tony Jones at Winsford Neighbourhood Policing Unit on 01244 612594.