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Two arrests after man stabbed in New Hall Lane area

Posted on - 23rd December, 2019 - 10:54am | Author - | Posted in - Uncategorized
New Hall Lane was closed while officers dealt with the incident

Two people have been arrested after a man was stabbed four times in the back in the New Hall Lane area last night (Sun Dec 22).

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Police were called at around 9.10pm to reports of a serious assault on Great Townley Street in Preston.

When they arrived they found a man in his 20s with four wounds to his back. He was taken to hospital for treatment.

Two people have since been arrested.

A man aged 35 and from Preston has been arrested on suspicion of assault – GBH and perverting the course of justice, while a 29-year-old man from Preston has been arrested on suspicion of assault – GBH and affray. Both remain in police custody.

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A police spokesperson said: “We would like to reassure members of the public that we believe this was an isolated incident and that all parties involved are known to each other.”

The road was closed for several hours to allow officers to investigate, but was reopened in the early hours of the morning.

Anybody who witnessed the incident is asked to call police on 101, quoting log 1406 of December 22nd.

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