Police are appealing for witnesses following a hammer attack in Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham.

A 22-year-old man was allegedly hit in the face with a hammer while trying to stop an 18-year-old from being attacked on Friday.

The 18-year-old is believed to have been punched repeatedly in the Premier Store on Bath Road before being followed to Montpellier Gardens where he was attacked a second time.

Between 6:45 and 7:10pm, members of the public including the 22-year-old man intervened, when he was allegedly hit by a man with a hammer.

Police were called at around 7.05pm and a man was arrested in connection with the incident. A second suspect left the scene and was arrested on Saturday night on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

The 18-year-old victim was taken to hospital by officers to be assessed for his injuries and he did not require any further treatment.

The 22-year-old victim was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital by paramedics having suffered a wound to his face and is now recovering at home after being discharged.

Montpellier Gardens was busy at the time of the incident and a number of witnesses have been spoken to so far.

Investigating officers are keen to hear from anyone who filmed the incident or anyone who has been sent any footage of what took place as this could assist enquiries.

You can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report information on their website.