A MAN was stabbed repeatedly in a Dewsbury park during what police have described as a targeted attack.
The 39-year-old victim was walking through Crow Nest Park when he was attacked by a gang of four men on Sunday afternoon. They threatened him and then assaulted him with a knife before making off with his iPhone and wallet some time between 4.15pm and 4.45pm.
The man was later treated for knife wounds to his arms and body in hospital, but they are not life threatening. Police are continuing enquiries into the attack.
Det Insp Mark Catney, of Kirklees CID, said: “We are continuing to investigate this serious incident which resulted in the victim needing to attend hospital for treatment after being injured with a knife by a group of men.
“We do not believe this was a random attack and that the victim was targeted by these males.
“Reassurance patrols from colleagues in the Dewsbury Neighbourhood Policing Team are also being undertaken in the area.
“Given the time the incident took place, it is likely there would have been people in the park who saw what happened and I would like to speak to anyone who has not already contacted us.”
Anyone who may have information is asked to contact Kirklees CID on 101 with crime reference number 13180387516.