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Man in his 30s stabbed in head and stomach in Blackpool Road near Deepdale

Posted on - 15th July, 2021 - 3:38pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Deepdale, Preston News
Forensics were on the scene at Blackpool Road. Pic: Kevin Gillies via Facebook

Detectives are appealing for information and footage after a man was stabbed in Preston.

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Police were called by North West Ambulance Service at 12.40am today (Thursday, July 15) who said a man in his 30s had been found with stab wounds to his head and stomach in Blackpool Road.

He was taken to Royal Preston Hospital where his condition is described as serious but stable.

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The victim had earlier interrupted two male suspects breaking into a vehicle on St Gregory’s Road.

He followed them onto Blackpool Road and it was at that point one of the suspects produced and used a knife.

No arrests have been made at this stage but enquiries are very much ongoing to identify those responsible.

One of the suspects is described as being tall and the other was short.

They were both wearing balaclavas and one was wearing a North Face jacket.

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Det Sgt Ellie Gomerson of Preston CID said: “This is an appalling crime which has left a man with some very serious injuries. My thoughts are with him and his family at this time.

“I appreciate this incident will cause a great deal of concern in the community. We will have officers in the area today conducting enquiries and reassurance patrols. If you have any concerns, feel free to approach an officer and say hello.

“I would appeal to anybody with information, CCTV, mobile phone, Ring doorbell or dashcam footage which would assist our enquiries to get in touch with police as soon as possible.”

Anyone who can assist is asked to email forcecontrolroom@lancashire.police.uk or call 101, quoting log 0037 of July 15, 2021. Alternatively report it online via https://doitonline.lancashire.police.uk/



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