Police are appealing for information following an attack on a 36-year-old man in Melksham.

The incident took place about 9.40pm on Friday in Granville Road, near the A350/Beanacre Road in Melksham.

The man received an injury to his leg requiring hospital treatment.

His attacker is described as a white man, around 5’6” to 5’7” tall, of skinny build who was wearing a blue hooded top.

Officers are particularly interested to hear from anyone who may have seen a person running in, or near, Beanacre Road around this time.

A 20-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Tom Fenwick, at Melksham CID, on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.