Man attacked in Peterborough after refusing to hand over his belongings

Police corden off area near Bishop's Gardens on Bishop's Road, opposite the Lido, while they search for evidence from a possible attack. EMN-150702-193547005
Police corden off area near Bishop's Gardens on Bishop's Road, opposite the Lido, while they search for evidence from a possible attack. EMN-150702-193547005
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A man is thought to have been stabbed in the Bishop’s Road Gardens after refusing to hand over his belongings to a group of men.

The 28-year-old victim suffered a serious but not life threatening injury, believed to have been a stab wound in his left leg, following the incident on Saturday February 7.

The victim was approached by a group of about four or five men who asked for his belongings.

When he refused, a fight broke out and he was assaulted.

The offenders then made off on foot towards the junction of Bishop’s Road and Vineyard Road.

The offenders are described as being of Asian origin, between 16 and 20-years-old.

One wore red trousers, another wore a black jacket, black jeans, yellow shoes and a black hat, and another wore black tracksuit bottoms.

The victim was taken by ambulance to Peterborough City Hospital following the attack and as of yesterday (Sunday February 8) was still in hospital.

No arrests have been made.

Police cordoned off the gardens following the assault and officers, including one with a sniffer dog, were understood to be searching for the offenders.

An ambulance was also sent to the scene.

A spokeswoman for the East of England Ambulance Trust said the victim was fully conscious when spoken to.

Anyone with information on the assault should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111