POLICE have launched an investigation after a man was stabbed in a Gainsborough street.
The 47-year-old local man suffered a knife wound in Queen Street in the early hours of Saturday 16th July.
He was found in nearby Trinity Street and taken to hospital in Scunthorpe where he remains in stable condition.
Lincolnshire Police are now seeking two men they wish to speak to in connection with the attack.
Both are white males – one had a London accent and the other was wearing a striped T-shirt.
Officers are also appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time and saw anything suspicious to come forward.
Residents who live close to where the attack happened said the first they knew was when they woke up to find roads cordoned off by police.
Police believe the stabbing took place between 12.30am and 1am on Saturday morning.
Although the man, who has not been named, was found in Trinity Street, officers believe the attack happened on adjacent road Queen Street.
Police cordoned off several roads in the area on Saturday morning, including Trinity Street.
“I didn’t hear anything through the night, which you would imagine that you probably would,” said one man who lives on Prospect Terrace.
“The first I knew that anything had happened was in the morning when I woke up and saw that the police had taped off all the roads.”
Another man, who did not wish to be named, said: “There were police everywhere.”
“Lots of roads were closed off Trinity Street was right down to the newsagents.”
Anyone who was in the area on the night of Friday 15th July or the early hours of Saturday 16th and who witnessed the attack or has any information should contact Lincolnshire Police on 0300 111 0300, quoting the incident number or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Crime figures released by the Home Office earlier this year revealed that Lincolnshire continues to be one of the safest counties to live in, with drops in violent crimes falling.
And although violent crime is rare in Gainsborough, there have been several stabbings in the area in recent years.
John Deeney stabbed John Stevenson and his son-in-law William Jarrold at the White Horse Inn, Silver Street in 2008.
Deeney, of Stanley Street, Gainsborough was found guilty after a trial in April last year of wounding with intent to cause GBH. He was sentenced to serve at least eight years in prison.
In 2009, Paul Longdin stabbed Carol Couch several times at the Brandy Wharf Farm caravan site in Waddingham during a robbery.
Longdin, from Northampton admitted attempted murder at Lincoln Crown Court last year and was jailed for a minimum of seven-and-a-half years.