A man in his fifties was taken to hospital with multiple stab wounds after being attacked in York.

It happened at around 8.30pm on the night of Saturday 26 January on the cycle path on Fifth Avenue.

Police received a call from a member of the public who reported seeing a number of people in the area involved in an altercation.

The victim, a man in his 50s, was subsequently taken to hospital with multiple puncture wounds to his abdomen and hand. The injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Appeal for witnesses

The cycle path between Fifth Avenue and Constantine Avenue. Photograph © Bing Maps
Detectives in York are appealing for information about the disturbance in York.

Police are appealing to anyone who was in the Fifth Avenue and cycle path area that evening and either witnessed the disturbance or saw any suspicious people or vehicles to contact them.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “The investigation so far leads officers to believe that the wider community were not at risk.”

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for York CID
Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
Quote reference number 12190015885