A 34-year-old man has been left with serious injuries after being stabbed three times, including once in the buttocks, while walking home from a night out in Salford.
The victim, who was attacked at around 2am on Saturday August 16 while walking along Partington Lane, Swinton, was also stabbed in the abdomen and left calf.
Police are now appealing for witnesses after the man passed four people who then followed him before stabbing him.
Detective Constable Horace Bell from Salford division, said: “This appears to be a totally random and entirely unprovoked attack.
“The attack has left the victim with serious injuries and we are determined to find the people responsible.”
Despite saying to the four people he didn’t want any trouble the victim was followed before being attacked.
The offenders used a knife or something similar to stab the victim before they left along a passageway onto Wayfarers Road either onto the new estate or onto Shaftsbury Road.
The main offender is described as white, in his early 20s, of average build with blonde hair and was wearing a dark hat which was possibly a baseball cap and a black jacket.
He was in company with two dark haired white women of a similar age and a further white man with dark hair, of similar age and build to the first offender.
Detective Constable Bell added: “If you saw the assault take place, or recognise the descriptions as a relative, friend or work colleague then please call us.”
Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 5097 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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