A MAN has been stabbed in Widnes as two men tried to steal his car.

The 26-year-old was leaving his vehicle when two men approached him, attempted to steal his car and threatened to stab him.

The victim managed to fight off the men but was stabbed during the struggle.

The attack happened on Aire in Hough Green at 7pm on Friday, December 29.

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment and has since been discharged.

The men escaped on foot and are described as wearing dark clothing with face coverings.

One of the men was over 6ft with the other being considerably smaller.

Detective Constable Jonathan Piearce-Swift said: “If anyone has seen men matching these descriptions in that area at that time then please let us know.”

Anyone with information then should call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 666 of 29/12/17 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.