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Man stabbed during attempted mugging in Leamington

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed during an attempted mugging in Leamington.

At between 11.30-11.35pm yesterday (Tuesday 3 September), the victim - a man in his 20s- was walking through Ford's Field just off Queensway when he was approached by the offender who asked him for a light. He then demanded the victim's phone and wallet.

The victim refused to hand them over and he was attacked with what police believe to be a screwdriver. He suffered a stab wound to his abdomen.

The victim was taken to hospital by ambulance. His injury is not life threatening or life changing.

The offender is described as an Asian man, around 5ft 10in tall and wearing tracksuit bottoms and a hoody.

Detective Sergeant Pete Sherwood from Leamington CID said: "This type of incident is fortunately a rare occurrence. It occurred behind McDonalds so it is likely there will have been members of the public in the area who may have seen the offender.

"Were you at McDonalds? Were you driving in the area at the time? Did you see a man matching this description in the park?"

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident 441 of 3 September 2019.

Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where details may be left anonymously if preferred.

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