NELSON Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident in which a 35-year old-man was attacked.

The man had been walking into the subway off Hibson Road towards the town centre, at around 7.45pm on Monday, when he was approached from behind.

Police said he was struck on the back of the neck and shoulders with a stick or similar object and was then knocked to the ground where he was kicked and punched before the men ran off.

His attackers were described as Asian males.

Anyone with information about the attack should contact Nelson CID on 01282 472644.