A man is recovering from stab wounds after he was attacked in Melbourne's south-east last week.
Police say the man was approached by three men and a woman on Buckingham Street in Springvale at 9.30pm last Thursday.
It's alleged the offenders knocked the man to the ground and stabbed him multiple times before he was kicked in the head.
The offenders fled the scene before police arrived.
The 23-year-old Springvale man was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Southern Metropolitan Regional Crime Team Detective Senior Sergeant Dave Cox said police wouldn't tolerate any form of violent or criminal behaviour.
"The physical and mental damage caused by knife crime is devastating, with victims, their families and loved ones left feeling endangered, threatened and vulnerable," he said.
Cox said police were currently following up a number of lines of enquiry.
"We are sending a very clear message to anyone carrying a knife: if you are involved in violent behaviour that threatens the safety of our community, expect a knock on your door from police."
Police say investigations are continuing are continuing and believe the parties involved could be known to each other.