A man required hospital treatment after he was attacked in broad daylight in Milton Keynes.

At around 2pm on Saturday, May 15, a man in his 30s, was walking through the underpass under Watling Street by the Crownhill Roundabout towards the crematorium when he was approached by three men.

He was punched in the back of the head by one of the group members who was wearing a knuckleduster.

After he was knocked over, the man got up but was then threatened with a knife.

Watling Street (Pictured in August 2012)

Watling Street (Pictured in August 2012)

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He grabbed the knife, pushing it away from himself before the group ran away.

The man suffered a cut to his finger and a head injury for which he received hospital treatment, but has since been discharged

The offenders have been described as two black men, possibly Somalian, and a white man.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Lisa McKinley, based at Milton Keynes police station, said: “I am appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident to please come forward.

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“It happened in the middle of the day, near the play park, where I believe there is a good chance that people may have witnessed this.

“Anyone with information can contact police by calling 101 or making a report online, quoting reference 43210209425.

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