Police say they are “keeping an open mind” regarding the motive of a Northampton stabbing which left a man with serious injuries. Police were called to Harborough Road in Kingsthorpe, close to the tennis courts at Kingsthorpe Recreation Ground, shortly after 2.45pm on Thursday, September 21, after a man in his 30s suffered serious suspected stab injuries.
He was taken to hospital where he was reported to be in a stable condition on Friday (September 22). Detectives investigating the incident are appealing for anyone with information yet to speak to officers to come forward.
Police say that Increased patrols are underway in the surrounding area and will continue over the weekend, with people encouraged to speak to officers if they have any worries or information. Senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Nick Peters, of CID West, said: “We know incidents like this cause great concern to our communities, and we take them very seriously.
“I’d like to reassure people that we have a large number of officers working on this case both on the investigative side and on proactive patrols. This is a fast-paced investigation and every effort is being made to locate the offender. While we are keeping an open mind as to the motivation for the assault, we currently do not believe there is a risk to the wider public.
“If you have any information that could be relevant to our investigation, I would urge you to come forward and speak to us, or share it anonymously via Crimestoppers. I’d finally like to thank residents and motorists for their patience last night while the necessary road closures were in place following this incident. Your support of our work is always appreciated.”
Anyone with information about the incident who has yet to speak to officers is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101 regarding incident number 23000588284. Information can also be shared anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.