Man stabbed in ‘targeted attack’ by hooded e-scooter rider in Fishponds

POLICE say the stabbing of a man in Fishponds appears to have been a “targeted attack”.

Officers are trying to trace a boy, believed to be in his mid to late teens, in connection with the assault, which happened near the junction of Guinea Lane and Fishponds Road (above) yesterday at about 12.30pm.

A police spokesperson said the attacker wore a black hooded top and mask, and escaped on a private e-scooter.

The spokesperson said: “The man, in his 40s, remains in hospital being treated for injuries which are not currently believed to be life-threatening.”

Witnesses reported seeing the man being stabbed, but he left the area after the attack and was not found until more than an hour later, when police officers found him injured in Forest Avenue, Hillfields, at about 1.50pm.

They called an ambulance and attempted to administer first aid.

The police spokesperson said: “Early witness reports give a description of a suspect as a boy in his mid to late teens, of small build, wearing a black hoody and a mask, who made off from the scene on a private e-scooter.

“At this stage in the investigation it seems this was a targeted attack with no evidence to suggest any wider threat to the community.

“House-to-house and other enquiries continue today.

“Officers want to hear from anyone with information which could help, especially if you saw the incident or have any dashcam, CCTV or doorbell footage of the Guinea Lane/Fishponds Road area between 11.30am and 12.30pm on Thursday August 17.”

Anyone who can help should call 101 and give the incident reference number 5223 198 865.