Man attacked with knife in Burwell

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked with a knife in Burwell.

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked with a knife in Burwell.

The 26-year-old victim was walking through an alleyway off Silver Street, in the village near Cambridge, when he was approached by a man who asked him for a light.

The attacker then hit him with what is believed to have been a knife. The victim managed to run off and only received slight injuries.

Detective Constable Gayle Dabney said: “This was an unprovoked attack and has left the victim very shaken.

“It was lucky that he did not receive more serious injuries and I would urge anyone with information about the attacker to contact police.”

The offender is described as black, about 6 foot 5 inches tall and of stocky build. He was wearing a white zip-up hooded top.

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Anyone with any information should call police on 0345 456 456 4, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.