A man sustained an abdominal wound after he was stabbed in Chesham on Saturday morning.

The victim, a 19-year-old man, was stabbed outside The Generals Arms in High Street at around 2.45am after he attempted to stop a fight between two groups.

He was rushed to Watford General Hospital for treatment and has since been discharged.

The first offender is described as a black man, around 5ft 10ins of a slim build with a beard and short hair in an afro style. He was wearing a grey hooded top with the hood up, a black coat and grey tracksuit bottoms.

The second offender is described as a mixed-race man, with a beard and dark brown curly hair which is longer on the top and short on the sides. He is shorter than the first offender and of a bigger build. He was wearing a black coat with the hood up.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Lucie Roberts of Aylesbury Force CID, said: “The victim in this incident was an innocent by-stander who tried to help when an altercation started.

“He was stabbed once in the abdomen and required hospital treatment, fortunately he has now been discharged and is recovering but this could have been a far more serious injury, potentially even fatal.

“This behaviour is not tolerated in the Thames Valley and a thorough investigation has started to establish what happened and find those responsible.

“I would ask anyone in the area at the time who witnessed either the initial altercation or the incident in which this victim was injured, to come forward.

“We would also like to speak to anyone who potentially has dash-cam footage of the incident or CCTV images from the area at that time.”

If you have any information, contact Thames Valley Police on 101 quoting reference 43190164181 or make a report online. You can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.