A MAN was stabbed in the stomach in a daylight attack.

The assault took place near the Tyne Court junction, of River Way, Andover, at 5.32pm on Sunday, February 10.

Emergency services were called to the scene where the victim, a 58-year-old man, had been found injured.

The man was approached by two men he did not know, one of them stabbed the victim in his abdomen area. Both men then left the scene.

The victim was taken to hospital but has since been discharged following treatment.

The men were described as being aged in their late 20s to 30s, and as wearing bomber jackets and black woolly hats.

Detective Sergeant Tania Harris said: “This was a disturbing incident which could have had more serious consequences.

“An investigation is underway and we are keen to hear from anyone who saw what happened, or anyone who saw anything suspicious that evening.

“Any bit of information might help our investigation, so please get in touch.

“While we are in the early stages of our investigation, we believe this to be an isolated incident with no wider risk to the community.

"Detectives are working hard to find out the exact circumstances of what happened.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting the crime reference number 44190049841, or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.