A PETERHEAD man suffering from a stab wound is on the road to recovery.
The 22-year-old victim, who has been named locally as Allan Donaldson, was the victim of a vicious attack on Saturday at Meethill Park.
The incident, which couured between 5pm and 6pm, has left locals in a state of shock. The surrounding area is used by local children as a play area and skatepark, as well as an educational area for Meethill School.
Detectives were on the hunt for four males thought to be responsible. They were last seen driving a dark saloon-style car from Meethill Road towards the A982 South Road on Saturday evening.
It is thought that Mr Donaldson had been slashed on the back and is now recovering at home. He was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with an injury which was not thought to be life-threatning.
Mr Donaldson is understood to be living with his mother Christine, known locally as Chris, and his two brothers and a sister in Aalesund Road, which is within walking distance to the local park.
A cordon was put in place around the perimeter of the park which is also popular with local dog walkers. Numerous police cars and vans attended the crime scene overnight on Saturday and a mobile police incident unit was stationed in Meethill Road while the investigation took place.
Detective Constable Kenneth Hutchison is leading the inquiries and said: “I would ask anyone with information regarding this incident or who would have been near to the skate park around that time to contact Grampian Police.”
Call 0845 6005700 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 if they wish to remain anonymous.