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Hunt for balaclava-clad knifemen who stabbed man in his 20s in Tesco Express store in Surrey

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A man has been hospitalised with serious injuries after being set upon by two balaclava wearing men in a Tesco in what police say was a targeted attack. 

The shocking incident took place at the Tesco Express store near Epsom Station on Sunday evening just before 9pm. 

Gruesome pictures from inside the small shop have shown blood stains caking the floor of the supermarket. 

Following the attack, two men who have been described as White and 5ft 6 tall fled the store wearing black tops and balaclavas. 

The victim, in his 20s, was taken to hospital where his injuries were described as serious but not life threatening. 

The incident took place inside a Tesco Express near Epsom train station on Sunday

Police are now appealing for any witnesses to the assault to come forward. 

A spokesman for Surrey Police said: ‘We are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked in Epsom on Sunday (19 November).

‘Officers were called around 8.40pm to Tesco Express in Station Approach after a man in his 20s was left with stab wounds. His injuries are believed to be serious but not life-threatening.

We believe it was a targeted attack by two men, described as White, around 5ft 6 tall and wearing black tops and balaclavas.

‘The men left the scene following the incident and our investigation is ongoing to locate them.

Detective Sergeant Leigh Wall, who is investigating the incident, said: ‘We understand that this incident will have caused considerable concern within the local community. We do believe that this was a targeted attack, and we are doing everything we can to locate the suspects.

‘We are appealing for anyone with any information to contact us as soon as possible.’

Anyone with any information is asked to contact us quoting reference PR/45230131739

MailOnline has approached Tesco for more information.  

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