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Hunt for knifeman after attempted robbery

Cheltenham police are appealing for witnesses after an attempted robbery during the early hours of Sunday morning.

The 38-year-old male victim was walking along St George's Street in Cheltenham at around 1am when the incident happened.

He was approached from behind by an unknown offender and following an altercation he sustained injuries to his hands. The victim was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital where he is being treated for what are believed to be slash wounds caused by a knife.

The offender is described as white, aged late 20s, around 5ft 7ins tall and of a medium build. He was wearing dark clothing with his hood up and a scarf around his face.

Nothing was taken from the victim during the incident.

Any witnesses, or anyone with information, should call police on 101 or email 101@gloucestershire.police.uk and quote incident number 42 of 6 August. They can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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