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Man ‘pinned to the ground and stabbed in the head’ in serious assault

Posted on - 20th September, 2018 - 4:21pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Ribbleton
Post Office on Meadow Street

Police are appealing for information after a man was pinned to the ground and stabbed in the head.

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The incident happened around 1am on Monday (September 17) on Meadow Street in Preston.

A 37-year-old man was walking away from the cash machine at the Post Office when he was approached by three men.

He was pinned to the ground by two of the men and was kicked and stamped on by the third, before being stabbed in the head with a Stanley knife.

The men then fled with around £150, which they had stolen from the victim.

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Det Con Azam Kham, of Preston CID, said: “This was a nasty incident which left the victim with serious injuries.

“He was taken to Royal Preston Hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

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“We are carrying out CCTV enquiries but would urge anyone who saw anything or has any information relating to this assault to please get in touch and tell us what they know.”

Anyone with information can call DC Khan at Preston CID on 01772 209732 or 101 quoting log 0821 of September 17th.

Alternatively you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555 111.

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