Preston man arrested after city centre stabbing

Posted on - 8th June, 2021 - 8:36pm | 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 22-year-old man from Preston is in custody after being arrested on suspicion of assault – GBH following a stabbing in the city centre on Saturday (5 June).


The incident occurred at around 3.30pm when a man in his 20s was assaulted by several other males in Grafton Street, close to Fishergate Hill. During the attack he was stabbed in his lower back.

The man is now making a good recovery after being taken to hospital by air ambulance.

Police believe the incident was a targeted attack, and that the parties involved were all known to each other.

Read more: Man in critical condition after Preston city centre stabbing

DI George Binns, of Preston Police, said: “Our enquiries into this incident are very much ongoing and today we have made an arrest.

“We are continuing to appeal for information and would ask anybody who saw the incident, or captured any part of it on mobile phone footage, to get in touch with us straight away.”

Anybody with information should call 101, quoting log 1046 of June 5th.

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