A MAN was stabbed after attempting to intervene in an argument between a man and a woman.

The 34-year-old was walking near Iceland on London Road, Leigh, at 11.50pm on Friday and attempted to intervene after seeing a man and a woman arguing.

He said he was then knocked unconscious from behind by two other people and, when he came round, found he had been stabbed in the side.

He was taken to Southend Hospital to his injuries treated and was discharged the following day.

Investigating officer Det Alex Deacon said: "The victim did not see who attacked him but the man and the woman who were arguing are described as a black male, taller than 5ft 8in, of skinny build, aged in his 20s and holding a dark coloured mountain bike, while the woman was white, in her 20s with blonde hair.

“This happened close to Iceland on London Road and if anyone has any information that could assist me I would ask them to call me at Southend CID on 101 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”