A man was stabbed by a group of six in what was thought to be a targeted attack.

The victim, who was aged in his 20s, was attacked by the men in Old Nazeing Road, Broxbourne at about 1.25pm yesterday (December 11).

He was taken to hospital with serious leg injuries, which were not life threatening.

Detective Sergeant Mick Orr said: “This was a violent assault within a small community and from our enquiries so far we believe it was a targeted incident.

“A number of people have come forward with information, which I’m grateful for, and I am keen to speak to anyone who saw what happened or has any information about who was responsible.

“The suspects are thought to have used a black Ford S Max, which was later found burnt out in Waltham Abbey, and I’d like to hear from anyone who saw this car or has any dash cam footage.”

Five of the suspects were described as white and had their faces covered.

One wore black clothing and was holding a large knife.

One wore a black coat with grey hood and jogging bottoms.

One wore black clothing and black trainers with white laces.

A fourth had short dark black hair, black sideburns and a goatee beard.

He wore black clothing, black trousers with a white stripe, and is believed to have been holding a knife.

A fifth wore a black jumper with white stripes down the arms and a white logo on the front, and was believed to be holding a pole.

Witnesses are asked to call Harlow CID on 101 quoting reference number 42/181333/18.

Alternatively, contact the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org