POLICE in Cheltenham are asking for both the victim of, and witnesses to, an assault to come forward.

A woman driving along Hester's Way Lane at about 5.10pm on Saturday, February 22 reported seeing one man kicking another on the ground. She stopped her car, got out and pulled them apart.

The attacker claimed the other man had "made threats" to his 11-year-old daughter. A woman with him was shouting at the victim, who was said to be bleeding from the face.

The assailant and the woman then got into a grey or silver car and drove off. The injured man got up and walked away from the scene, while denying his attacker's allegations.

The attacker is described as white, in his mid-20s, 5ft 10ins tall with curly, mousy-blonde hair and wearing blue jeans and a dark top.

The woman with him is said to be about 5ft 6ins tall, with dark brown hair tied back and a size 12 to 14 build.

The injured man is described as slim, in his early 20s with dark brown, straight hair.

A white baseball cap, possibly belonging to either men, was retrieved from the scene.

The motorist who reported the incident has said there were several people in the area at the time, but no one was doing anything to help.

Police have advised that people witnessing violence should call 999 rather than put themselves at risk.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting incident no 371 of 22/2/14.