A MAN has been left with horrific facial injuries following an unprovoked early morning attack.

The assault happened on Weaver Point Way near Barons Quay at around 1.40am on Sunday.

The 30-year-old victim, who was attacked from behind, was left covered in blood caused by a deep cut on his head and was left unconscious.

He also had a seizure on the ground as a result of the blow.

A 27-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of assault and assault of an emergency services worker, but has since been released on bail.

“I decided to go out with two friends for a couple of drinks in Barons Quay before the attack happened,” the victim said.

“It was nothing major as I had to be up early the next morning.

“It was quite early in the night for most people, but we phoned a taxi and were waiting for it to arrive.

“I was facing my mates when the guy came from behind and hit me over the head.

“The next thing I knew was that I was stood covered in my own blood back at Barons Quay.”

As well as the cut to his face, the male has also been left with significant bruising around his jaw and a cracked tooth, which will be checked over by a dentist to discover the extent of the damage.

“I want to say thank you to my friends who looked after me and to the police, who quickly arrived and arrested the guy,” he added.

“The officers took me home afterwards, where the paramedics were able to patch me up and take me to hospital.

“I’ve never been in a fight before in my life or been in any trouble, so I really don’t know why all this has happened, but I feel that this is something people should be made aware of.”

A spokesperson for Cheshire Police said: “At around 1.40am on Sunday, February 9, officers were called to Weaver Point Way following reports of an assault on a 30-year-old male.

“Officers attended and arrested a 27-year-old man on suspicion of a section 20 assault and assault of an emergency services worker.

“He has since been released on conditional bail.”