Lancashire

Man's face slashed in attack in Clayton-le-Moors

A man had his face slashed as he walked to buy milk from a supermarket in Lancashire, police have said.

The 45-year-old was walking in The Martindales in Clayton-le-Woods when he was approached by three men shouting that they wanted him to leave the area.

He was slashed across the face and as he tried to defend himself he suffered another cut to his arm.

Det Con Phillip Rukin, of Lancashire Police, said the attack at 21:30 BST on 25 August was "completely unprovoked".

He urged anyone with any information to contact Lancashire Police.

One attacker is described as a white man, aged 25 to 30, about 5ft 8in (1.7m) tall and of stocky build. He spoke with a local accent.

He was wearing a dark top with the hood up and dark trousers.

The other two are described as male, wearing hooded tops.

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