A woman who was walking her dog in an area of waste land in Corby was stabbed in the stomach by a man during an attempted robbery.
The incident happened near the ponds on land off Pen Green Lane on Tuesday (May 20) when the man tried to snatch the victim’s mobile phone from her hand.
It wasn’t until she got home that she realised she had been stabbed.
The woman was taken to University Hospital in Coventry where she was treated and later allowed home.
Police cordoned off the three entrances to the waste ground while they carried out their investigations.
A spokesman for the force said: “As the woman was walking along the cut-through at the bottom of Pen Green Lane, towards Stephenson Way, a man approached her and went to grab her mobile phone, which she was holding in her hand.
“She pulled her phone away and the dog started to growl and snarl at the man. He then barged into the victim before running off towards the ponds.
“It wasn’t until the victim got home that she realised she had been stabbed in the stomach.”
The incident happened between 2.20pm and 2.30pm.
The offender is white, aged 25 to 30, about 6ft and thin, He has pale, sallow skin and dark stubble on his face, with prominent cheek bones, dark brown eyes and dark bushy eyebrows.
He also has dark chest hair showing at the neck of his top, which was a dark grey, V-necked, long-sleeved hoodie. He had the hood up and was also wearing dark coloured trouser.
Witnesses are asked to call the police on 101.
Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.