Gloucestershire

Stun gun set off in man's face during Cheltenham attack

A man is recovering after a stun gun was forced into his face and set off during an assault in Cheltenham.

The 48-year-old victim was walking home along Princess Elizabeth Way when he was approached by another man who was carrying a parcel.

As the victim opened his front door to go inside, the attacker used the stun gun before running off.

The attacker is described as white, aged between 40 and 50, 5ft 8in (172cm) tall and of "wiry build".

He was wearing a black woollen hat, a black jacket, blue jeans and black shoes and spoke with a soft Northern Irish accent.

The attack took place on Sunday but police have only just released details of the incident.

The victim is said to have suffered puncture wounds to his face but no further details were available.

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