Stevenage police hunt for attackers after man taken to hospital with stab wounds
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A man was taken to hospital after suffering stab wounds near the King George V playing fields in Stevenage last night.
The attack occurred between 8pm and 8.20pm under the footbridge between the Tesco superstore and Ditchmore Lane at the edge of Stevenage Old Town.
A 32-year-old victim was taken to the town’s Lister Hospital, after ambulance crews treated him at the scene for injuries to his back and arm.
He was in a stable condition when admitted to hospital.
Armed police were sent to the scene and officers believe four offenders may have been involved, but no arrests have yet been made.
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Anyone who witnessed what happened should contact Herts police on 101 quoting crime reference number E1/16/6391.
In a separate incident, police were called to reports of a man seen walking along Watson Road with what was believed to be a samurai sword in a case.
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Officers attended and searched the area and two men were detained.
However, following enquiries, police could not confirm the man was carrying a weapon and no weapons were found.
Police could find no evidence that any offences had been committed.