A MAN has been injured in an assault in Tewkesbury.

The 51-year-old local man was injured during the incident at a block of flats on Station Lane at around 1.45am on Friday January 3.

The victim challenged two men who were attempting to break into one of the flats. When he did so he was attacked causing injuries to his face and ribs.

He was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital by ambulance for treatment.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact Gloucestershire Police on 101, quoting incident number 10 of January 3.