Man is stabbed in the back in street attack

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A MAN was stabbed in the back while he was walking near a shop.

The attack happened in St Paul’s Road, Chichester, at about 4.40pm.

The 23-year-old victim was walking close to the One Stop Shop when he was approached by a man who stabbed him in the lower back.

He was taken to St Richard’s Hospital with a stab wound.

The injury is not believed to be life threatening.

Detective Constable Gavin Percival, from Chichester CID, said: ‘This was a cowardly attack which resulted in serious injury and has no place on the streets of Chichester.

‘We do believe this was a targetted attack and the victim and suspect may be known to each other.

‘If you saw a person, matching this description, running on the day or can provide any information that could assist the investigation please do not hesitate to contact me.’

The incident happened on Saturday, although details have only just been released by police.

The suspect was described as a white man, short and wearing a blue hooded top. He ran off towards the Parklands area.

Call police on 101.