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Man in critical condition after Preston city centre stabbing

Posted on - 5th June, 2021 - 5:57pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Grafton Street Pic: Google
The attack took place in Grafton Street Pic: Google

A man is in hospital in a critical condition after he was stabbed in Preston city centre.

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Police were called today (Saturday 5 June) at around 3.30pm to reports a man aged in his 20s had been assaulted by several other males in Grafton Street, close to Fishergate Hill.

Officers attended and found the man had been stabbed to his lower back. He was taken by air ambulance to hospital, where he remains in a critical but stable condition.

Air ambulance Pic: Chris Hough
An air ambulance took the victim to hospital Pic: Chris Hough

It’s believed the parties involved were all known to each other, and this was a targeted attack.

No arrests have been made as yet, but an investigation is underway and police are asking anybody with information to get in touch.

Pictures shared with Blog Preston appear to show males fleeing the scene in Grafton Street, one of them on a moped.

Male on a moped
Male on a moped
Male on a moped
Male running

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DI Chris Wellard, of Preston Police, said: “At this time we are treating this as a targeted attack and believe there is no wider threat to the public.

“However, this was a serious attack on someone who has been left with critical injuries and we would appeal to anybody who saw it, captured any part of it on their phones or who knows who may be involved, to get in touch straight away.

“We will have extra patrols in the area for reassurance and anybody with concerns is welcome to speak to an officer.”

Anybody with information is asked to call 101, quoting log 1046 of June 5th.


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