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Man taken to hospital with leg wounds after reports of stabbing in Avenham Park

Posted on - 17th June, 2020 - 3:22pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Crime, Lancashire Police, Parks, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Uncategorized
Emergency services at the scene in Avenham Park pic: LancsLive

Emergency services are in Avenham Park after a man was reportedly stabbed in the leg near the Japanese Gardens.

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Police and ambulance crews attended the park, shortly after 2pm following reports of an assault.

A man in his 20s was taken to Royal Preston Hospital with an injury to his leg and a cordon has been putting in place, LancsLive reports.

Police are using a drone, dogs and horses to search the park.

A police spokesperson said: “We were called around 2.05pm today (Wednesday, June 17) to a report of an assault in Avenham Park, Preston.

“Emergency services attended with a man, believed to be in his 20s, suffering a suspected stab wound to his leg.

“The man has been taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment.

“An investigation is underway and enquiries on-going.”

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