A man was taken to hospital after being stabbed on Good Friday in High Wycombe.

At around 6.45pm on Friday, March 29, a man in his 30s thirties, was walking on a footpath in The Rye between the Lido café and Warren Wood Drive.

He was approached by an unknown man who punched him in the chest area and tried to grab a chain which was around his neck.

The person who was punched defended himself but later noticed he suffered a superficial stab wound, which required hospital treatment.

He has since been discharged.

The offender has been described as a white man, between 6ft 1ins and 6ft 2ins tall and of slim build.

He had a black or brown coloured beard and was wearing dark clothing.

Investigating officer PC James Devonald, based at High Wycombe police station, said: “We are appealing for any witnesses to this attempted robbery where no property was stolen but the victim suffered an injury.

“Anyone with information which could help our investigation, please call 101 or make a report via our website, quoting reference number 43240145532.

“Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or via its website.”