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Attempted murder investigation launched after stabbing

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Published by at 1:06pm 10th February 2019

A 20-year-old man is in hospital after being stabbed a number of times in Skelmersdale this morning.

Police and paramedics were called just after 7am and found the man with multiple injuries.

He remains in a serious condition.

A 19 year old man from Skelmersdale has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and is currently in police custody.

Detective Inspector Warren Atkinson said:

"A young man has suffered serious injuries and our thoughts are with him at this time.

"A comprehensive investigation involving detectives, crime scene investigators, local and neighbourhood police teams is now underway.

"I understand that incidents of this nature are concerning but I would like to reassure the public that we believe this was an isolated attack and we are not looking for anybody else in connection with our investigation at this stage."

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting log number 381 of 10 February.

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