A MAN was stabbed in the neck in a daylight knife attack – just a few hundred metres from a police station.
The victim, aged 37, was left with an inch-wide stab wound to the neck after he was attacked following a row with three men.
Police are now appealing for witnesses and information about the incident.
The stabbing happened in Arskey Lane, Bentley, as the victim was walking towards the junction with The Homestead, an area of sheltered housing homes.
As he reached the junction, he was approached by three men.
Police said an argument is believed to have started between the man and one of the trio - and the man he was arguing with allegedly reacted by stabbing him in the neck.
The trio then fled the scene and the victim was taken to hospital suffering from a puncture wound to his neck.
Officers have isssued a description of the man they wish to speak to in connection with the incident, which took place at around 2pm on November 28.
The suspect is described as white, approximately 5ft 9ins tall and of medium build.
He is around 45-years-old and was wearing a blue baseball cap, blue jeans and a waist-length jacket.
It is also believed that one of the other two men in the group had what was believed to be a husky-type dog alongside him.
The victim was wearing a blue hooded top with a white jacket over the top at the time.
A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said the victim is believed to have known his alleged attacker.
The incident happened on the main Doncaster to Bentley bus route, just a few yards from a bus stop and is also just a few hundred metres from Bentley Police Station.
Anyone who believes they may have witnessed the attack or has any information about the incident should call South Yorkshire Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, quoting incident number 686 of 28/11/2012.