A man in his 30s was stabbed in Bedford on Boxing Day afternoon.
At around 4pm on 26 December the victim, an Asian man, was walking along Woburn Road, Bedford when he was approached by three men. As they passed him one said something to his companion and the victim saw a kitchen knife and felt a pain in his ribs.
The three men then ran off.
The victim was taken to hospital and was found to have been stabbed.
The attack happened near or outside the St Francesca Cabrini Church in Woburn Road.
His attacker is described as white and wearing a black hoodie and black coat.
If you were in the area around Woburn Road at around 4pm on Boxing Day and saw these three men Bedfordshire Police would like to hear from you. Call Detective Constable Barry Kerr, in confidence, at Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.
Alternatively you can contact the independent crime fighting charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.