POLICE in North Yorkshire have issued an appeal to find a two-foot long Samurai sword used to seriously injure two men just minutes into the new year.
Officers were called to Inman Walk, Knaresborough, where they found a 31-year-old with severe lacerations to an arm.
A 21-year-old man also sustained a serious cut to the face.
Officers arrested another 31-year-old local man at the scene at around 12.30am.
Police appealed for information about the Samurai sword, which has not been found yet.
A police spokesman said: "While the injuries are not life threatening, they will nevertheless require a significant amount of surgery to treat their wounds."
A number of cars were also damaged in the incident.
Anyone with information should call Harrogate CID on 0845 6060247.