Police hunt for two men after Great Ashby stabbing

Police and ambulance crews were called to Mendip Way in Stevenage this evening

Police and ambulance crews were called to Mendip Way in Stevenage this evening - Credit: Archant

Police are now hunting for two men and looking for witnesses after a 22-year-old victim was stabbed in the leg in the Great Ashby area of Stevenage last night.

Police cars and ambulances went to Mendip Way around 4pm after the victim was approached by two men in an alleyway and stabbed in the thigh with a weapon.

They cordoned off part of the street.

Both offenders are described as white men. The first is described as being of slim build, between 5ft 11in and 6ft tall, with short light coloured hair and wearing dark clothing.

The second offender is described as being of slim build with short dark hair and wearing dark clothes including a grey top under a jacket.

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment and has since been discharged.

Detective Sergeant Phoebe Butfoy, who is investigating, said: “Extensive enquiries are being carried out by officers to identify and locate those responsible for this attack.

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“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed what happened or saw two people behaving in a suspicious way either prior to or after the incident to contact me via the Hertfordshire Constabulary non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference E1/17/522.

“If you’d prefer to provide information anonymously, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or submit details through their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.”

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