Appeal after stabbing - two arrested

Monday, May 1, 2023

We are appealing for information after a man was stabbed in Preston.

We were called by the ambulance service at about 10.45pm yesterday (Sunday, April 30) to a report a man had been found with stab wounds on Blackpool Road near to the fire station.

Officers attended and the man, 22, was taken to hospital. His injuries are serious but not believed to be life threatening at this time.

We believe the victim was stabbed at an address on Ribbleton Avenue shortly before he was found.

An investigation is underway, and we are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. The parties are believed to be known to one another.

We are also looking into reports that windows were smashed at the address on Ribbleton Avenue on Friday, and we believe the incidents could be linked.

A 58-year-old man from Preston has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. A 22-year-old man from Preston has been arrested on suspicion of threats to kill and conspiracy to cause criminal damage.

There will be extra patrols in the area over the next or two and anyone with information or concerns should feel free to approach an officer.

Det Insp George Binns, of Preston CID, said: “This incident has resulted in a man suffering some significant injuries and while we have made two arrests our enquiries are very much ongoing. I would appeal to anyone who has any information about what happened last night, or at the address on Thursday, to come forward and speak to us.”

Anyone with information can call 101 quoting log 1544 of April 30. Alternatively, contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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