'Knife attacker' sought by armed police in Wisbech
- 11 February 2014
- From the section Cambridgeshire
Armed police officers are searching for a man after a knife attack in Cambridgeshire.
Witnesses said the victim was spotted in Victoria Road, Wisbech, at 10:30 GMT, after being slashed across the face.
Cambridgeshire Police believe it was an "isolated attack" with no wider threat to the public.
Some witnesses said they had heard a machete was used in the attack, but there has been no confirmation of that.
The injured 57-year-old male victim was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
Police said the attack took place in a street, but have yet to establish whether it happened in Victoria Road itself.
Karen Gathercole, who lives on Victoria Road, said there were a number of policemen with guns on the street and officers were searching through residents' gardens.