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Police statement reveals what happened in Plungington Christmas Day lockdown

Posted on - 27th December, 2018 - 10:35am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Plungington
Police in Blackpool Road on Christmas Day Pic: 3 Bean Coffee
Police in Blackpool Road on Christmas Day Pic: 3 Bean Coffee

A suspect is still on the loose after the incident that caused armed police to be deployed on Christmas Day, it has been confirmed.

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Police put an area of Plungington on lockdown at around 11am on December 25. This included a section of Blackpool Road and a number of side roads.

It has now been confirmed that a 37-year-old man was stabbed on Eldon Street that morning. He was taken to hospital and his injuries are not considered life-threatening.

Police were unable to find the suspect at the time and are continuing to search for him.

The roads in the area were reopened around 3pm on the same day.

A spokesperson for Lancashire Police said: “We were called at shortly before 9am on December 25th to reports that a 37-year-old man had been stabbed on Eldon Street, Preston.

“He was taken by ambulance to the Royal Preston Hospital in a serious but not life threatening condition.

“Officers, including armed officers, subsequently carried out a search of a property on Blackpool Road as part of enquiries to trace a suspect but they were not located.

“Enquiries to trace him are on-going.”

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