Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident of grievous bodily harm in which a man was stabbed outside the YMCA building in Milton Keynes.

The incident happened around 8pm on Monday (23/09). The victim was a 21-year-old-man, who left the YMCA building in Milton Keynes where six men approached him outside.

Three of the men produced weapons which were a machete, a screwdriver and a blade.

They asked the victim if he had any drugs to sell, but stabbed him after he told them he didn’t.

The victim was then taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital with a chest wound and a punctured lung as a result of the stabbing. He has since been discharged.

The offenders were described as a group of six black and white males,  all of whom were wearing dark clothing.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Kay O’Connor said, “We believe this was an isolated incident, however I am appealing for witnesses to this assault, after which the victim has required hospital treatment.

“It took place in a public area, where there could be potential witnesses and I would like to appeal to them.

“I would ask that anyone who witnessed this incident, or saw the victim following the incident, to come forward and speak to police. Anyone with information is asked to speak to call police on 101, quoting reference 43190294889.

“You can also make reports online or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”