A teenager was attacked by men allegedly armed with baseball bats, knives and a meat cleaver as he walked home in South Oxhey on Sunday night.
Police confirmed an 18-year-old male was ambushed by two men in Lincoln Drive at around 11.15pm yesterday.
This morning the father of the victim told the Watford Observer his son was lucky to be alive.
He said his son was ambushed as he walked home Tesco Express.
The son suffered several cuts on his back, facial injuries and damage to his ear in the attack and arrived home before an ambulance was called.
The father said: "He’s lucky to be alive, he was covered in blood.
"They used a meat cleaver, knives, baseball bats. His whole ear is damaged and he has got a big cut on his eye.
"He’s a bit of a wriggler so he managed to escape.
"He had a couple of friends with him and they got attacked too."
The 18-year-old was taken to Watford General hospital but was subsequently released. He is understood to have been due to start a new job this morning.
Police confirmed they were called to reports of an assault in Lincoln Drive, South Oxhey at approximately 11.15pm on Sunday (April 21) and are asking anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them as soon as possible.
On Monday a police van was parked on Lincoln Drive but there was no sign of an investigation taking place.
Safer neighbourhood team officers are increasing their patrols in the area following the incident.
Anyone with information about the attack is asked to called Hertfordshire Constabulary on its non-emergency telephone number, 101.
Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111.