We are appealing for information following an aggravated burglary in Chorley.
We were called at around 23:20 hours on Friday 22 November to reports of the incident on Buckshaw Hall Close, Astley Village.
A man has seen two men in his garden attempting to gain access to his property. On confronting them, another man has come out of the house to try and help.
As the second man tried to detain one of the suspects, he was hit to the face and bitten on the arm.
The second suspect has then attempted to stab the man with a knife.
A knife was recovered nearby.
The offenders then made off in the direction of Chancery Road.
DC Andrew Causey of Chorley and South Ribble CID, said: “This is a shocking incident which has been extremely traumatic for the people involved. Luckily they did not sustain serious physical injuries. We are making extensive enquiries but would ask anyone in the area who may have seen or heard anything suspicious around the time, to get in touch.
“Similarly, if you have any CCTV footage that covers the Buckshaw Hall Close and Chancery Road areas, please check it to see if there is anything that may be relevant to our investigation.”
Anyone with information should call 01257 246182 or 101 quoting crime reference 04/204176/19.
Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.