Man requires surgery after being beaten and stabbed in "racist attack" in Stockton

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Police are investigating an alleged racist attack in which a man was beaten and stabbed in Stockton.

The 24-year-old man was reportedly racially abused and assaulted by a group of people on the green area near Whessoe Road in Hardwick, Stockton. The incident occurred on Monday 31st May at 6:55pm when the victim was approached by a group of seven to eight people who were racially abusive towards him.

The victim was then reportedly punched and kicked and attacked with knives. 

As a result of the incident, he suffered puncture wounds to his leg, arm and shoulder and is receiving treatment in hospital. The injuries sustained are not life threatening.

 A female, 19, and two males aged 31 and 24 have been arrested in connection with the incident.

Cleveland Police said it "will not tolerate this racist and brutal behaviour under any circumstances."