POLICE are appealing for information following after a stabbing in Holyhead.

North Wales Police received a report  at 8.54pm on Sunday from the ambulance service, that a man had presented himself to Penrhos Stanley Hospital, in the town, after being stabbed nearby.

The victim was later taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd.

PC Debbie Moore said: “We are appealing for any witnesses who noticed anything suspicious in the vicinity of the old public toilets by Penrhos Beach Road, or adjoining area, between 8pm and 8.45pm on Sunday to come forward.

"The victim was approaching his Vauxhall Astra van, which was parked by the toilets, when a male approached from behind and stabbed him.”

“We are particularly keen to identify a red Ford Fiesta used by the suspect and his two accomplices to escape following the attack.”

DCI Brian Kearney added: “North West Wales remains one of the safest parts of the UK and we would appeal to our local community to come forward in confidence with any information on the identity of the attackers.

“While incidents of this nature are rare, stabbing a person in an unprovoked attack is a cowardly act.

“We can only solve such knife related crimes with the full support and assistance of our community.”

Anyone with information relating to the incident is asked to call PC Debbie Moore at Llangefni CID on 101 quoting reference W121624.

Information can also be passed to police via the web live chat http://www.north-wales.police.uk/contact/chat-support.aspx.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.