A surgeon was attacked outside a mosque in Greater Manchester in a suspected hate crime.
Dr Nasser Kurdy was taken to hospital to receive treatment for a stab wound to the back of his neck.
It was received after he was attacked outside of Altrincham and Hale Muslim Association around 5:50pm on Sunday.
Police said the 58-year-old consultant surgeon was on his way to the mosque, where he has led prayers as its vice-chairman, when he was assaulted.
Several sources claim he heard several Islamophobic comments at the time of the incident.
Kurdy has been discharged, and two men - a 54-year-old and a 32-year-old - are being questioned in connection with the incident.
Greater Manchester Police have appealed for witnesses with information to come forward.