TWO teenagers have been arrested after a man was stabbed in Hereford.

Police were called at 7pm last Friday to Ethelstan Crescent in Newton Farm.

West Mercia Police described the incident as a “physical altercation” which resulted in a 20-year-old man sustaining a puncture wound to his lower back.

The victim, who is believed to be a student, also suffered bruising to his face while his phone and glasses were taken.

Police added that a 16-year-old boy from Evesham was arrested for attempted assault and theft, and has been released under investigation.

Meanwhile, an 18-year-old man, also from Evesham, was arrested for attempted assault and theft, and is currently in custody.

Investigations are on-going and police officers would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the offence.

If you have any information, please call West Mercia Police on 101, quoting incident 556 on 4 January 2019.

Alternatively, information can be given to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website.