An e-fit has been released after a man was attacked by knife-wielding robbers in High Wycombe last month.

Police today (Thursday) released the image in connection with the incident, which took place on February 13 at around 5pm in an alleyway near the railway bridge, off Priory Avenue.

The victim, a 55-year-old man, was walking in the alleyway and approached the railway bridge, where he saw two men.

As he walked past them, he felt one of the man grab his rucksack and pull it in an attempt to steal it.

The victim then punched one of the robbers in a bid to stop his backpack being stolen.

At this point, of the men attacked him with a knife, causing a cut to his face.

The victim then fled the scene to get help. Police confirmed he did not require hospital treatment and nothing was stolen during the incident.

The knife attacker has been described as an Asian man, aged in his early thirties, about 5ft 8ins tall and of a slim build.

He had a beard and spikey black hair, and was wearing a black tracksuit and black trainers.

Investigating officer, detective constable Dale Lester, of High Wycombe Local CID, said: “This incident could have left the victim with a more serious injury, and we would like to speak to the man in this E-Fit image.

“I would ask that anyone who recognises him or has any information which could help us locate him call us.”

Anyone with information is being asked to call police on 101 quoting reference 43180046774 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.