Staff and customers at a Sheffield sandwich shop have been left in shock after a man was stabbed while waiting in line.
The incident happened in broad daylight during the lunchtime rush at Beres pork sandwich factory shop on Herries Road.
Around five customers were waiting in line at 1pm when a man was seen to come running down the road and push into another young man waiting in the doorway of the shop, before running off again.
The injured man was then seen to stagger off and get into a car that was driven away.
Shocked witnesses said the incident happened so quickly it took some time for them to realise what had happened.
Police confirmed a 21-year-old man was taken to hospital to be treated for a serious injury, believed to be a stab wound, after being assaulted at the shop.
A member of staff at Beres said: “The whole incident took place in just a few minutes.
“The injured man fell into a woman waiting in line, and she saw the most - she was very shocked and upset afterwards.
“Some customers saw the man lift his top up as he left the shop, and saw blood, which is when they realised what had actually happened and that he’d been stabbed.
“It’s not something you expect to see, especially in the middle of the day - we’ve never had anything like this happen at the shop before.
“Apart from being left shaken, no other customers or staff members were harmed.”
n Witnesses are asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident 723 of July 26.