Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault in the Oldbrook area of Milton Keynes.
The appeal follows an incident that happened around 3:40pm on Thursday (17/9).
The victim, a man aged in his twenties, was walking through an alleyway off Oldbrook Boulevard, in Oldbrook, when he stopped to answer his phone.
At this point, five offenders attacked him, pushing him to the floor and then kicking and punching him. He also sustained minor stab wounds to his head and neck.
He attended hospital for treatment but has since been discharged.
The victim recalls the description of just one of the offenders. They are described as a black male, aged between 16 and 18, and was dressed in a grey hooded top with the hood up, and grey tracksuit bottoms.
Investigating officer, PC Barry Gargett, of Milton Keynes police station, said, “I am appealing for witnesses to this incident of assault, which was a terrifying experience for the victim.
“If anyone was in the area at the time of this incident and believes they have any information relating to it, please contact us. Alternatively, if anyone thinks they may have seen or heard something in relation to this, please make a report.
“You can do this by calling Thames Valley Police on 101, and quoting reference 43200292633. You can also make a report online, or call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”