A man was stabbed multiple times last night.

Police were called by the ambulance service to Cotlandswick in London Colney just after 6.30pm on Monday to reports of a stabbing.

A 20-year-old man had stab wounds on his body and a broken arm. He also had injuries to his finger, and face.

He was taken to hospital in a serious condition but his injuries are not life-threatening.

Police are treating this as a targeted attack and believe the victim was known to his attackers.

Detective Sergeant Jon Green said: “We know there were other people involved, who were carrying weapons.  However, this was a targeted assault and we believe the victim knew his assailants. 

"We have spoken to a number of witnesses already but if you were in the area or have any further information or know who the offenders are, we would like to hear from you. 

"The victim has received a number of serious injuries and we need as much information as possible to catch the people responsible.” 

Just before the attack, the windows and windscreen of a vehicle nearby were smashed. Police are linking this to the stabbing.

A police cordon was in place at a house in Cotlandswick last night and forensic officers were at the scene.

St Albans district neighbourhood inspector Andy Wiseman added: “We believe this was an isolated incident between parties known to each other. We understand that this will have caused concern within the community and my officers are available to speak to concerned residents.”

No arrests have been made and police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with any information to come forward.

Call 101 quoting reference 41/3799/20 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111.