Man stabbed with screwdriver in Valentine's Day road rage attack

Two couples rowed outside restaurant before stabbing


A man was stabbed in the stomach with a screwdriver in a road rage attack on Valentine's Day.

The incident took place outside a restaurant in Benton, North Tyneside.

According to the BBC, the 20-year-old victim was involved in the altercation between two couples in the Casa Antonio restaurant car park.

The couples were in separate cars and after the man was stabbed, the other couple drove off.

A Northumbria Police spokeswoman told the Daily Mirror: "Officers want to speak to the man and a woman who drove off. Police are carrying out enquiries in the area and additional officers are on patrol to reassure the community. Officers are still trying to establish exactly what happened and are appealing for witnesses."

ITV News reports that after the 7.30pm attack, the victim was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary and treated for a non-life-threatening injury.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.

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