Cheltenham: Man Discovers Stab Wound

2 September 2014, 13:16 | Updated: 2 September 2014, 13:31

A man who became separated from friends following a night out in Cheltenham arrived home to find a stab wound to his chest and a cut to his hand, police say.

The 48-year-old man from Southampton received a 5cm stab wound to his chest after walking home alone in the early hours of Thursday, 28th August. 

He had become separated from friends as they were walking back to Priory Street. 

Detectives say that is believed that as the victim was walking along Hewlett Place, another man walking in the other direction pushed him. 

Following the incident, which police say happened between 3am and 5.15am, the man's friend noticed blood on his shirt, a stab wound to his chest and a cut to his hand, for which the man received hospital treatment. 

Police want to hear from anyone who saw what happened between the two men in Hewlett Place on 101. Witnesses are asked to quote incident number 44.