WITNESSES are being urged to come forward after a man was assaulted and robbed in Chester.
The victim, a 30-year-old man, needed hospital treatment for a serious hand injury after being pushed to the ground and assaulted by two men while walking home during the early hours of Wednesday, January 30.
The incident took place between 2am and 3am while the victim was walking along the cycle path between Brook Lane and Northgate Village.
He was approached by two men and pushed to the floor before one of the men stole his wallet and assaulted him, with the men fleeing in the direction of Ermine Road, Hoole.
DC Mark Hughes, of Chester CID, said: “The victim suffered a serious injury to his hand as a result of the assault and required hospital treatment.
“We re doing all we can to trace the offenders responsible.
“We urge anyone with any information about the incident or the identity of the offenders to please come forward.”
The offenders were wearing black clothing, one wore a black cap and the other had his face covered with a scarf, and both spoke with Liverpool accents.
Anyone with any information should contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 239 of January 30, 2013.
Information can also be left anonymously Crimestoppers on 0800