A 40-year-old man was left with serious injuries after being stabbed in Bedfordshire on Tuesday.
The victim was walking along the river in Kempston, near Bedford, at about 7.40pm when he was approached by two men.
He was stabbed and suffered what police described as "serious but not life-threatening" injuries.
The victim made his way to St John's Street and the emergency services were called.
Both attackers were white and in their early 30s. One was 5ft 8in to 6ft tall with dark hair, the second was about 5ft 2in and was wearing a dark-coloured top.
"This is a nasty, unprovoked attack and the victim is lucky not to have been more seriously injured.
"The weapon used is believed to be a small, bladed knife and we ask anyone in the vicinity who may see the weapon discarded to call us."
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Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a spate of drive-by shootings in Bedfordshire at the weekend.
Detectives are currently investigating two incidents where an air rifle was used to fire pellets at members of the public.
But it is thought other similar incidents may have taken place which have not yet been reported.
On Sunday, August 10, at 3.20pm a woman was walking along Bedford Road in Kempston, close to Sainsbury’s supermarket, when a car slowed down and an occupant fired a pellet at her which lodged in her shoulder.
The vehicle - a family saloon type car - then drove off towards Bedford and the victim was taken to Bedford Hospital for treatment.
About 25 minutes later, officers were called to an incident in Hillsden Avenue, Elstow, after a youth fired an air rifle at someone as they walked along an alleyway. He then ran away.
Five people were arrested a short time late. They have since been released on police bail.
“These were two very serious incidents which involved a weapon being discharged and members of the public fearing for their lives. I believe that other offences may have taken place on the same day and would urge anyone who has any information to come forward and speak with me.”
Police in Bedfordshire have released a CCTV picture of two men they're trying to track down following a theft from a newsagents in Kempston.
Police say shortly after they entered the Kempston News Shop at about 3pm on Saturday 6 April, the shop assistant’s mobile phone was stolen from the counter.
Anyone with information should contact police on the non-emergency number 101.
The jury in the trial of four people accused of murdering a Bedfordshire grandfather could hear from one of the teenage defendants this afternoon.
Sharif Demirsay, who was 65, was stabbed to death in his home in Vineyard Way, in Kempston, last year.
Four teenagers are on trial at Luton Crown Court accused of murder. All deny the charges.
A man has been charged with a robbery at the One Stop Shop in Hillgrounds Road, Kempston on January 31 in which a female shop assistant was injured.
Donovan Anthony Vernon, 46, of Broadway East, Northampton has been charged with robbery and possession of cannabis.
Anyone with information about this incident can contact Det Sgt Jo Corbyn on 01234 275308, or the 24 hour non-emergency police number 101.
The jury in the trial of four teenagers accused of murdering a Bedfordshire pensioner is expected to start hearing evidence today.
Sharif Demirsay was killed in his home at Vineyard Way in Kempston in May last year. A 19-year-old man, two boys aged 17 and a 15-year-old boy all deny murder.
Four teenagers charged with the murder of Kempston grandfather Sharif Demirsay have been remanded in custody by Luton Crown Court for a further three months.
Mr Demirsay, 65, was stabbed to death at his home in May.
The four, aged 15, 17, 17, and 19 will appear on January 6 at Luton for a plea and case management hearing.