A MAN was attacked in the face with a metal bar as he was working in his tool sales van.

The victim was left shocked and injured.

The attack happened in Over Road near Church Minshull at around 4.40pm on Monday, January 18.

The victim was working in his tool sales van in a layby. As he went to the front of his van he was approached by a man carrying a metal bar.

The man said nothing but hit the victim in the face with the bar causing injuries.

At this point the would-be robber lost his footing and the victim pushed him. A passing car beeped its horn causing the suspect to run to a white Astra van and drive off towards Winsford.

PC Mark Brameld said: “The victim was left injured and shocked by his ordeal. As part of our enquiries into the incident, we are asking anyone who witnessed the incident, or was in the area at the time and has dashcam footage that may help us identify the suspect and his van to contact us.”

Anyone with information should call 101 or contact the police via www.cheshire.police.uk quoting IML 897554.

Alternatively information can be given anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.