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Preston stabbing victim remains in hospital as teenager held

Posted on - 22nd February, 2017 - 9:58am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Lowthian Street closed off Pic: Benjamin Wareing
Lowthian Street closed off Pic: Benjamin Wareing

A man stabbed in the arm and in his back remains in a stable condition in hospital.

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The incident in Preston city centre sees a police cordon remain in place in Lowthian Street near the Black Horse pub.

The 18-year-old victim suffered ‘significant injuries’ to his arm and back which police say are believed to have been caused by a bladed weapon.

Preston Police were called to Friargate near the McDonalds at 5.45pm on Tuesday (22 February).

A short time after they arrested a 15-year-old boy from Preston on suspicion of Section 18 wounding. He remains in custody.

The victim remains in a stable condition in Royal Preston Hospital.

Police outside McDonalds in Preston Pic: Benjamin Wareing
Police outside McDonalds in Preston Pic: Benjamin Wareing

Enquiries are on-going. Anyone with information about the incident can contact police on 101 quoting log 928 of February 21st.

Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

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