We are appealing for information after a man was stabbed in Skelmersdale.
The victim was walking home from work at about 4.30pm yesterday (Wednesday, April 5th) when he was approached by two men.
His attackers punched him and one of the assailants stabbed him in the back of the leg.
The assault happened on the walkway between Ormskirk Road and Egerton.
The victim, a man in his 20s, was taken to hospital and his injuries have been treated. He has now been discharged.
Enquiries are ongoing to trace the offenders and we are keen to speak to any witnesses or anyone with information.
We are especially keen to speak to a man walking his Labrador dog who stopped to ask if the victim had been assaulted. We would also like to speak to a woman with a poodle who spoke to the victim and a young woman who called an ambulance.
Det Sgt Lee Jamieson, of South CID, said: “This incident left a young man with a serious injury, and I would appeal to anyone who can help to come forward, in particular the man with the Labrador who may have witnessed the assault itself.”
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting log 0864 of April 5.
Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.