Police are investigating an assault involving a knife that took place in Tintagel on Sunday.
A man in his thirties is reported to have approached man in the alleyway alongside the Indian Ocean restaurant holding a kitchen knife with a blade around six to eight inches long between 1.30pm and 1.50pm.
The victim alleges the offender went to stab him in the stomach which he prevented by grabbing the blade, resulting in cuts to his hand.
The offender has then left, running across the street to a nearby vehicle.
The suspect is described as a white man with dark hair around six feet tall. He was wearing dark trousers and a white top.
Detectives would like to hear from anyone who either witnessed the incident or has any information that could help their investigation. Please call 101 and quote reference BC/12/363, alternatively you can call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.