THREE men who brutally assulted a 41-year-old man were being hunted by police today.

The shocking attack happened on the tow path behind Luscinia View, Reading.

The victim suffered head injuries and a deep cut to his ear after he was involved in a scuffle with the three men.

He was taken to Royal Berkshire Hospital for treatment but was later discharged.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Devjeet Hunjan, said: "I would like to speak to anyone who saw what happened during the incident, particularly anyone who may have been around the area at the time."

Anyone with information on the attack, which happened between 6pm and 9pm on April 13, should contact Thames Valley Police on 101.