Man taken to hospital after stabbing in Corby

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A man needed hospital treatment after being stabbed by an attacker who was wielding a large kitchen knife in Corby.

The assault happened outside St James Snooker Club in St James Road.

A police spokesman said: “The victim had just got into a taxi with some friends when a man followed them into the vehicle. They tried to get him out but another man approached, carrying a large kitchen knife.

“The main offender then threatened the group of friends and managed to stab the victim several times in the arm and leg, causing injuries which needed hospital treatment.”

The attacker is white, 5ft 7ins to 5ft 10ins tall, medium built with greying hair. He was wearing a football-style jacket.

One man has been arrested in connection with the incident and is on bail pending further enquiries.

The attack happened at about 12.15am on Saturday, March 8, but police have just issued an appeal for witnesses.

Anyone with information about the attack or who saw the incident is asked to contact the police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.