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Officers are appealing for information about a stabbing that took place yesterday (Monday 3 May) in the Cross Heath area of Newcastle-under-Lyme.
The incident occurred at about 1.40pm when there were reports of three men fighting on Comet Avenue.
Witnesses reported seeing one of the three men with a kitchen knife.
The man with a knife is described as white, about 5ft 8in tall and of slim build. He was dressed all in black including a balaclava, gloves and hood. He and another man are reported to have approached the scene from Matilda Grove.
Anyone with any information, or who may have been in the area at the time and saw or heard anything suspicious, should message Staffordshire Police on Facebook or Twitter quoting incident number 616 of 3 May, email investigating officer DC David Stubbs of Staffordshire Police’s Northern CID unit on [email protected], or alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.