A 53-year-old man was stabbed in the throat on his doorstep in Bingley last night.
Police are appealing for information after the stabbing at about 10.15am on Saturday night on Wagon Lane.
The victim had been disturbed by a light in his garden and spoke to the suspect on his doorstep.
The suspect apologised and said he was looking for an item lost by his brother in the victim’s garden.
He was lent a torch and asked to leave it on the doorstep when he had finished searching but about ten minutes later, the victim answered a knock on the door and was stabbed in the throat.
This morning he was said to be in a stable condition at Bradford Royal Infirmary.
The suspect is described as white, aged about 20, 6ft, medium build with short hair, well spoken, with a geeky demeanor and was wearing a distinctive brown fair isle jumper with a zig zag pattern.
Det Insp Richard Partis said: “This incident took place very close to Bradford and Bingley Rugby Football Club where a function was being held last night.
“I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and saw anyone matching the description of the suspect or anything suspicious to get in touch.”
Witnesses or anyone with information should contact Airedale and Bradford CID via 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.