A Cheshire police spokesman said the 21-year-old was walking a dog in Bog Wood
, at the bottom of Walsingham Drive, in Sandymoor, at around 10.45am yesterday, when he was attacked.
John is a sculptor who works primarily with clay and bog wood
at his studio just outside Castlewellan, Co Down.
Father Michael Hickey uses 6,000-year-old bog wood for his artwork.
Bog wood sculptures are characterised by fluidity and an impression of movement, qualities to be found within the wood.
But if you need even more exercise, at Dinefwr there are footpaths through the park leading to the castle and bog wood
and access to the Castle Woods.
Continuing through Bog Wood
we leave through a gate and head up the slope with woodland on our left hand side.
When found near lakes tainted with salt sea, water bog wood
displays an almost imperceptible bluish tinge." Depending on the time buried, the color varies from a blue-black to a brownish black.
Using reclaimed wood from churches, ships, houses and even 4,000-year-old bog wood
from Hampshire, he restored the original cabins, each of which has a unique atmosphere.