Police investigate two stabbings in town

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Police are appealing for information about two stabbings in a town on Wednesday evening.

At some time between 6pm and 6.30pm, a 22-year-old man received a stab wound to the back in the vicinity of Weedon Road, Spencer Bridge Road and Sandhill Road, Northampton – the victim cannot be sure of the exact location.

The man was taken to Northampton General Hospital where he is in a stable condition - the wound is not life threatening.

He had been out to buy some chocolate from a shop on the Weedon Road and was making his way back to Sandhill Road when he believes he was confronted and attacked by two men.

Later, at some time between 10.45pm and 11pm, a 43-year-old man, who lived locally, ran into the Crown & Anchor public house in Victoria Road bleeding from a neck wound.

He had left his home in Palmerston Road to buy some food and was attacked by two men. One of the offenders stabbed him in the neck.

The man was taken to hospital and his condition is described as serious but not life threatening.

It is believed the attack took place in the vicinity of Abington Square, St Edmund’s Road, Cyril Street and Victoria Road.

Witnesses to these incidents, or anyone with information, should call Northamptonshire Police on 101 - alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.