A man was seriously injured when he was stabbed in the chest by two masked attackers outside a Leeds pub.
The 26-year-old victim was standing outside the Fellmonger pub in North Parkway, Seacroft, when the two men pulled up in a car before assaulting him and driving off at around 11.40pm on Good Friday.
When police reached the pub the man had already been taken to hospital.
Inspector David Apsee, of West Yorkshire Police, said: “The victim, a local male, was transported to the Leeds General Infirmary where after receiving surgery his condition is now described as ‘stable’. The suspects are believed to have left the scene in a Ford Focus motor vehicle.”
A weapon was recovered, a kind of hammer, but it was not initially clear if it had been used in the attack. People were inside the pub at the time of the assault, which is believed to have been a targeted attack.