A 42-YEAR-OLD man was knocked unconsciousness when he was attacked from behind by two men as he walked on the path between St John's Church and Vicarage Street in Frome.
The attack took place between Saturday night and early Sunday morning after the man left The Blue Boar public house.
He was aware of being followed and was then struck from behind sustaining a three inch gash which needed stitches and a swollen and bruised eye.
One of the alleged attackers is described as white, in his 40s, with a medium build, brown to blond hair wearing a beige jacket over a pale blue shirt.
Frome police are appealing for witnesses to contact PC Heather Anderton 2571 on 101. The crime reference number is 119795/13.