Police are appealing for information after a man was stabbed in Gunthorpe, Peterborough on Saturday afternoon, January 30.
The victim, a man in his 30s, was walking his dog in Gunthorpe Ridings at around 4.15pm when he was approached by a man in a white van.
The man jumped out of the vehicle and accused the victim of stealing his dog, before pulling out a black coloured knife and then stabbing the dog walker in the back.
The assailant made off in the white van, leaving the seriously injured victim with injuries to his lower back and hand.
The victim although injured, bravely made his way to the nearby Harrier public house, an ambulance was called, the victim triaged then transferred to Peterborough City Hospital. He's since been discharged but needs surgery on his hand, to be carried out at Addenbrooke's Hospital within 24 hours ie Sunday.
DC Paul Twell said: "The offender is described as:
mid to late 30s,
about 5' 10",
with afro style hair,
wore a grey jumper
and blue jeans.
"I urge anyone who witnessed the assault or knows who is responsible to contact police immediately. I would like to reassure members of the public, we believe this was an isolated incident and do not believe there is any threat to the wider community."
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or via their online reporting system at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
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