A man was stabbed in the chest with a weapon in a carjacking by three assailants, which left him in hospital.
The 26-year-old victim had driven his vauxhall corsa into a car park on Water Eaton road, Bletchley, where he was approached by three men who demanded he get out of the vehicle.
He was then stabbed in the chest and wrist to force him out of the car, before they took off in his car, leaving him with serious.
He was taken to Milton Keynes General Hospital for treatment, where he remains in a stable condition.
Police have confirmed they do not believe the attack, which happened at around 10.30pm last night, was related to it being in a car park outside a mosque.
They are now looking for witnesses to help track down the robbers, but are keen to stress this kind of attack is rare.
The first offender was around 5ft 8ins, wearing a black face covering, in his late teens with jeans, black trainers and a jacket.
The second offender was white, also in his late teens with a black moustache and beard. He was wearing blue jeans and a blue baseball cap.
The third offender had a dark complexion, around 5ft 7ins tall, of skinny build wearing blue jeans and a black hooded top.
Investigating officer, Det Sgt Phil Turner-Robson said: “We are appealing for anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area around the mosque on Watereaton Road last night, to call our non-emergency number 101.”
Acting LPA Commander for Milton Keynes, A/Supt Jim O’Ryan said: “Incidents such as these are rare in our area and I would like to reassure the local community that we have extra patrols in the neighbourhood, who can address their concerns.
“Although this took place in the car park of a local mosque, we do not believe that the incident is in anyway related to the mosque.
“I would also like to thank the community there who have cooperated fully with police during the disruption to their facilities that our investigations have required.”
Anyone with information that may assist the investigation, should contact Det Sgt Phil Turner-Robson of Milton Keynes Force CID on the non-emergency number 101.
If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.