Sawbridgeworth stabbing: Man stabbed in the neck in Budgens car park after his car is attacked by two assailants
A young man was stabbed in the neck in a violent confrontation in a supermarket car park in Sawbridgeworth late on Saturday afternoon (Sept 11).
Two occupants of a dark blue BMW that pulled up at Budgens in London Road got out and started attacking a silver Toyota Prius with implements.
The Prius driver was stabbed. He was treated by paramedics in the car park and was taken to hospital for further treatment. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Four males in a car that was stopped by police soon after are in custody.
A spokesman for Hertfordshire Constabulary said: "Police were called to a violent altercation in London Road, Sawbridgeworth, shortly before 5.30pm following reports of a man being attacked by a group of men in the car park of Budgens.
"He suffered an apparent stab wound and has been taken to hospital for further treatment.
"Following the incident the offenders made off from the scene in a vehicle. A vehicle was subsequently stopped by officers and four males were detained and arrested. They remain in police custody at this time."
A witness to the aftermath who was in Budgens at the time said: "I was literally just shopping in the supermarket when someone came in shouting that there had been a stabbing in the neck.
"The Prius had been attacked with people brandishing shovels and other implements and the driver was stabbed in the neck.
"The Prius backed into another car [a silver Vauxhall] belonging to someone not involved in the incident.
"The stabbed guy stood up and climbed onto the ambulance trolley.
"There were two attackers: one with a hoe and one with a spade. They made off in a second car."
Police taped off the car park while they spoke to several witnesses, meaning some shoppers were unable to leave the car park. The store remained open.