'Knife attacker' sought by armed police in Wisbech

Police at Victoria Road, Wisbech Police said a male victim was taken to hospital in Norfolk

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.

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