Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward following an unprovoked assault in Crewe.
The victim, a 30-year-old man from the town, was walking along Brooklyn Street when the incident occurred at around 8.30pm yesterday, Thursday 14 February.
He was approached by three males believed to be aged in their teens or early 20s, who asked him if he wanted to buy a drill.
When he turned down the offer the offenders assaulted him before fleeing in the direction of Nelson Street.
The victim sustained a head injury as a result of the attack. He was taken to hospital via ambulance where he is currently receiving treatment.
Enquiries in relation to the incident are ongoing and detective are urging anyone who witnessed what happened or anything else that may aid their investigation to get in touch.
They also want to speak to anyone who believes they may know who the offenders are or have CCTV or dashcam footage of them.
Detective Sergeant Steve Smith said: “This was an unprovoked assault that has left the victim in hospital with a head injury and extremely shaken up.
“I would like to reassure the community that it is believed to be an isolated incident and we are determined to establish who was responsible for the assault and make them face the consequences of their actions.
“Enquiries are ongoing and as part of our investigation I am appealing to anyone who was in the area and witnessed the incident or anything else that may be relevant to contact the team here at Crewe Police Station.
“The same goes for anyone who believes they may know the identities of some, or all, of the three offenders or have CCTV or dashcam footage of them in the area.”
Anyone with information or CCTV footage that may be help with the investigation should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 322327, give the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Dashcam footage can be submitted online at www.cheshire.police.uk/advice-and-support/roads-and-vehicle-safety/submit-dashcam-footage.
A 15-year-old boy from Crewe has been arrested in relation to the incident. He is currently in custody helping detectives with their enquiries.