Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a teenager was assaulted following a robbery in Macclesfield.
At approximately 2 am on Monday 17 December a 16-year-old boy, from Liverpool, was chased by a number of offenders near the Fountain Street area.
When the offenders caught up with him they stole his mobile phone and assaulted him causing a serious injury to his face.
The victim was taken to Macclesfield Hospital by ambulance and has since been released.
Detective Sergeant Matt Ashton, of Macclesfield CID, said: “We are continuing to piece together exactly what happened during the early hours and how the teenager came to suffer a nasty attack. I am appealing directly to the local community to come forward with any information – no matter how small which could help us identify those responsible.”
Please call Cheshire Police on 101, quoting IML 271063, give the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.