A DAD has urged people to be vigilant after he was held at knifepoint by two men in Bury.

Dad-of-two Lewis Wroe claims he was punched multiple times in the face and ribs while being pinned against a wall with a knife held to his face.

The 25-year-old suffered bruising to his head and a minor cut to his cheek after the attack on Sunday morning.

He said he managed to escape by hitting one of his attackers and pushing the other onto the ground.

Mr Wroe, who lives in Tottington, said he has reported the assault to Greater Manchester Police.

"I was driving along Walshaw Road when I was flagged down by a man who looked panicked", he said.

"He came out of a side street and was waving. I thought there had been an accident, or someone needed help, so I stopped the car and got out.

"But then he started to attack me, demanding my phone, wallet and keys. He pulled out a knife, pushed me against a wall and then an accomplice joined in. They held the knife to my face, cutting my cheek, and hit my face and ribs several times.

"I just wanted to get away as quickly as I could. I hit one of them in the face and kneed the other one in the stomach and they fell backwards which enabled me to get away. I felt I didn't have any choice."

The offenders are alleged to have stolen Mr Wroe's phone during the assault, which is said to have taken place at about 10am on Sunday.

Police are understood to be checking for CCTV in the surrounding area.

Mr Wroe, an office worker, has spoken out about the incident to raise awareness and to warn people living in the area.

He said: "I think their intention was to take the car. They fought me for the keys.

"But they had a knife. It could have been so much worse.

"Elton High School is very close by. I would urge everyone to be vigilant because I do not want to see anyone else harmed."

The Bury Times has contacted Greater Manchester Police.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.