An e-fit has been released after a man was punched in the head and taken to hospital with a fractured cheek bone.

At around 10am on Monday (April 19) the victim, a man in his 50s, saw another man running in Bigmore Lane, Cadmore End.

He asked the runner to stick to the public path as the field was private property. The runner then punched the man in the head and ran away.

The victim lost consciousness and members of the public nearby stopped to help him. He was taken to hospital for treatment where it was discovered he had sustained a fractured cheek bone and lacerations to the face as well as suffering from blurred vision.

He has since been discharged.

The attacker is described as a white man, aged between 45 and 55-years-old, around 5ft 10ins tall, of stocky build, with thick grey hair and a goatee.

He was wearing a blue nylon running top, tight white shorts, brown laced up boots and dark coloured socks up to his knees.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Christian Meichsner, based at High Wycombe police station, said: “I am appealing for anyone who recognises the man in the e-fit image to please come forward.

“Further, if anyone witnessed what happened I would also urge them to get in touch.”

If you have information about this incident you can contact police by calling 101 or making a report online, quoting reference 43210164477.

Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers via their website or by calling 0800 555 111.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously via its website or by calling 0800 555 111.