A teenager from Gambia was viciously slashed across the chin in a seemingly unprovoked attack as he walked by a duck pond in Dewsbury, England.
Police say the 18-year-old was visiting family in Yorkshire in Crow Nest Park on Tuesday evening when the attack by three males took place.
West Yorkshire Police Duty Inspector Darren Brown said a call was received by his colleagues at 6.21pm.
He said: “It happened near the duck pond and initial reports were that he was attacked by three white males.
“We struggled to find him but eventually he was located at Dewsbury & District Hospital receiving treatment for his injuries before he was transferred to Pinderfields Hospital.
“Police identified the scene at Crow Nest Park and couldn’t find the suspects on the day.
“The victim has sustained facial injuries including deep wounds to his chin but they have not gone all the way through this cheek.
“Enquiries are ongoing and no-one has been arrested. We are appealing for witnesses and anyone with any information should get in touch.”
In a Facebook post, Michael Ramsden, who lives in Dewsbury, said: “My brother-in-law was attacked and slashed with a knife in Crow Nest Park at 6pm on the 26th by three youths.
“This was a random attack so could happen to anyone. Please be on your guard.”