Man stabbed in the stomach outside Northampton jeweller's after getting off bus

Two men are being hunted by police after a 25-year-old man was stabbed in the stomach in Northampton.

Friday, 6th April 2018, 11:35 am
Updated Friday, 6th April 2018, 11:41 am

The attack happened outside Steffans Jewellers, sometime between 8.45pm and 9.05pm on Tuesday (April 3), Northamptonshire Police revealed this morning.

The 25-year-old male victim is believed to have been in some sort of altercation with two other men while travelling into town on the number 1 bus from the east of Northampton.

When he got off the bus, he was followed and a further argument ensued after which he was stabbed in the stomach.

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The attackers then ran back up Wellingborough Road.

A Northamptonshire Police spokeswoman said: "The first offender, who stabbed the victim, was white, aged in his early 20s, slim and about 5ft 7in.

"He was wearing a light-coloured hooded top with the hood up under a black jumper. He was also wearing black trousers.

"The second man was white, aged in his early 20s, about 5ft 8in with short dark hair. He was wearing a black jumper and light-coloured joggers."

DC Hayley Reed - who is leading the investigation - said the victim, who is white, aged in his mid-20s with a medium build, needed surgery following the attack.

She said: "We are keen to speak to anyone on the number 1 bus at that time, or who may have seen a further altercation outside Steffans to call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or ring Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555111."