Police are investigating a report of an assault in Lake on the Isle of Wight where a man received apparent stab wounds to the stomach area.
Officers were called to Sandown Road near the Co-op store shortly after midnight on the morning of Monday, July 23, 2012.
The victim, a 38-year-old man from Ryde, was found with chest and facial injuries, which were not life-threatening. He went to hospital.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Angela Gore of Isle of Wight CID said: 'I am appealing for any witnesses to this assault, which took place near the Co-op in Lake late on Sunday night.
'There were motorists driving along Sandown Road and they may have seen a man being attacked or any of the aftermath.'
Police say the incident is not being linked to any other assaults.
Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact CID at Newport police station by phoning 101. Mini-Com users can call the police on 01962 875000. Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.