A man was stabbed multiple times in Slough after being tailed by men in balaclavas.

Three men followed the victim along Cippenham Lane on Wednesday, where he was assaulted near the Earl of Cornwall Pub, before following him again to Court Farm Close, where he was stabbed repeatedly.

The victim, a man in his twenties, was taken to hospital, where he remains. His injuries are not life threatening.

The offenders began tailing the man at around 9.30am on Wednesday in Stoney Mead, when the he was making his way back home from a shop.

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Thames Valley Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward and have released the descriptions of three suspects.

The force described the first offender as a black man in his early twenties, around 5ft 9ins tall, wearing a black fleece with Nike Tec in grey, black Airforce 1 trainers, and a balaclava.

The second offender is described as a black man, around 5ft 11ins to 6ft tall, wearing a black zip-up Nike jacket, with a balaclava and hood up, grey tracksuit bottoms, and similar black Airforce 1 trainers.

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The third offender was wearing some kind of cap, a cream jacket and blue jeans. He has a black bike with him, which had a white carrier bag or similar on the right handle.

Detective Inspector Emily Evans, of Slough CID based at Slough police station, said: “We are carrying out a thorough investigation following this stabbing.

“We are asking for the publics’ help in investigating this incident.

“If you witnessed this incident we would ask you to call 101 quoting reference 43220286062.

“If you have CCTV or dash-cam footage which you believe may assist our investigation then please upload it to our appeal page.”

“Members of the public will see an increased police presence while we continue to investigate.

Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website.