Police appeal for witnesses after man stabbed in Bedford

The incident happened yesterday evening (Wednesday)

Police are investigating after a man was stabbed in Bedford yesterday evening (Wednesday).

At 6.30pm yesterday, the victim saw a man behaving suspiciously in Salisbury Street, and approached him, a spokesperson for Bedfordshire Police said.

"The man left, but was seen a few minutes later, and continued to behave suspiciously.

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"Believing he may have been committing a theft, the victim approached the man, who pulled out a knife and stabbed him to the abdomen," the spokesperson said.

The offender is described as white, 5ft 10ins’, slim, with short brown hair and facial hair, wearing a dark blue bomber jacket, jeans and light-coloured trainers.

He made off in the direction of Hartington Street.

Detective Constable Luke Williams, investigating, said: “Luckily, the victim was not badly injured and is recovering.

“We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at that time, and who may have seen someone acting strangely.

“We are determined to find the man responsible and will never tolerate such behaviour on our streets.

“If you notice anyone behaving suspiciously, or you think may be committing a crime, please do not approach them.

"If you believe a crime is in progress, please call 999.”

Anyone with information can contact police through the force’s online reporting centre, quoting reference number 40/66524/20.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.