Detectives are appealing for information from the public after a man was stabbed in Crewe.
Police say at around 1am on Saturday (1 June) a 40-year-old man was walking along Nantwich Road, near to Royal Hotel, when he noticed a man and a woman sat on the pavement with their feet in the road.
The victim approached the couple to warn them to be careful of the vehicles driving past, which resulted in him becoming involved in a verbal altercation with the pair.
He was subsequently stabbed in the back by the man. Following the incident the victim left the scene in the direction of Mill Street.
The victim, who lives in the Crewe area, was later taken to the Royal Stoke Hospital for treatment. He was discharged later that day.
Detective Constable Kevin Lloyd: “Thankfully on this occasion the victim escaped with only minor injuries and he has since been discharged from hospital.
“However, the outcome could have been much worse and I would like to reassure residents that this is believed to be an isolated incident and we are determined to catch the offenders and bring them to justice.
“Enquiries are ongoing and as part of our investigation we are appealing for anyone who believes they may have relevant information or footage to get in touch.
“Perhaps you were in the Nantwich Road area and witnessed the incident or think you may have seen the offenders.
“We also want to speak to anyone who believes they may have CCTV or dashcam footage of the offenders or information regarding their identities.
“If you think that you can help our investigation in any way please come forward.”
Anyone with information or CCTV footage that may aid the investigation should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML416573, give the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/