Man stabbed inside Eston Cemetery

Cleveland Police are appealing for witnesses following the stabbing a man in a cemetery.

The male was stabbed during a robbery in Eston Cemetery.

The man aged 27 had just withdrawn cash at a the Tesco on Normanby Road before walking through the Cemetery at around 10pm on Wednesday 7th May.

The man was approached by two men one male grabbed him from behind the second man hit him a number of times in the stomach.

They took £350.00, his cash card and iPhone.

The man managed to make his way home and phone police. He was taken to James Cook University Hospital with two minor puncture wounds to his stomach and he was released yesterday, Thursday 8th May, following treatment.

One of the men is described as a white male, around 5ft 7”- 5ft 8” tall. He was wearing a dark coloured baggy hooded top.

Any witnesses to the incident or anyone with further information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Matt Hollingsworth on the non-emergency 101 number or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.