A man was stabbed close to a McDonald’s after three men got out of a dark-coloured Mercedes and attacked him this lunchtime, police have said. The man was assaulted in what police have described as a “brazen act of violence” in Luton.

Emergency services were called to reports of a stabbing and the victim was rushed to hospital in a serious but stable condition. Detective Inspector Andy Southam said: “This was a brazen act of violence in broad daylight and we have immediately dispatched officers to the area in order to try and locate those responsible.”

The suspects are described as being in their late teens or early twenties, black, and all wearing dark clothing. Sundon Park Road, Luton, has been closed at the roundabout with Marsh Road while investigations continue.