A MAN has spoken of his horror at being slashed in the face with a knife.

Police issued a witness appeal after the 28-year-old man, who does was wish to be named but is from Halifax, said he has been left with a three-inch slash wound on his face just above his left cheek bone.

The incident happened in Glebe Street, Great Harwood, just after 9pm on Thursday.

The man said there was an altercation in the street between a group of men when his attacker, who is thought to be a teenager, pulled out a knife and slashed him in the face.

The victim said: “He just pulled this knife out and slashed me in the face. I didn't expect it whatsoever. I didn’t even have time to put my hands up to protect myself."

The victim said he went to Royal Blackburn Hospital but left the following morning.

Police have confirmed they are investigating the incident but no arrest has been made so far.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting log 1596 of July 25.

A resident said: “Stuff like this doesn’t really happen around here so it’s a bit strange. I didn’t see it but everyone’s talking about it, so it must’ve been pretty loud.”

A resident of Glebe Street, who did not wish to be named, said they saw and heard an argument from their back alley.

The resident said: “Everyone on the street knows about it.

“They were fighting in the back alley.

“One of the men had a knife and he put it in the face of this other man.

“Then someone called the police and they came and I think one man went to hospital but the other guy ran off.

“There’s not usually a lot of fights round here, just people playing their music really loud at all hours of the night."