Two men have been arrested in connection with a stabbing outside Asda in Wigmore Lane, Luton, last night.
The incident occurred just after 11pm when emergency services were called to the scene and found a 34-year-old man with a cut to his body.
The victim was taken to the Luton and Dunstable Hospital where he has undergone surgery and is now recovering.
He is described as being in a stable condition.
Two men, both 22 years old, were arrested shortly after and are now being questioned by officers.
Detective Sergeant Martin Eaton, investigating, is keen to trace anyone who saw the incident outside the Asda store and also anyone who may have witnessed an argument outside the Wigmore Arms Public House at approximately 11pm.
DS Eaton said: “This morning Scenes of Crime Officers are completing a forensic examination of the scene and police officers are conducting searches to find the weapon involved in this incident together with house to house enquiries.”
He continued: “We believe the two people who have been arrested in connection with this incident are known to the victim and we need information from the public to help piece together the circumstances leading up the assault.
“I would urge anyone who witnessed an argument outside the Wigmore Public House shortly before the assault to come forward as they may have vital information that could help this inquiry.”
Anyone who can help with this investigation can contact DS Eaton, in confidence, at Luton Police Station, on 01582 394310, or Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.
Alternatively you can contact the independent crime fighting charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.