We have arrested three people after a man was stabbed in Stoke-on-Trent last night.
Officers were called to a field opposite Abbey Road, in Hulton Abbey, at 8.11pm yesterday (10 July) following reports that a man had been stabbed in the street.
The suspect, who was with a group of other young men at the time, left the area on foot following the incident.
Local officers were sent to the scene and found the victim, a man in his 20s, with stab wounds. He was taken to hospital by paramedics from West Midlands Ambulance Service where he remains in a critical but stable condition.
The large police cordon remains in place today (11 July) while officers continue to reassure the local community who were understandably concerned by what has happened.
A 19-year-old man, from Newcastle-under-Lyme, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
A 17-year-old boy, from Stoke-on-Trent, has been arrested on suspicion of conspiring to cause grievous bodily harm.
A 42-year-old woman, from Stoke-on-Trent, has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.
All three remain in custody today while enquiries continue.
Detective Inspector Nathan Hough, from CID, said: “Officers have worked through the night to progress lines of enquiry and continue investigating this incident at pace.
“I’d like to thank the public for their patience around the cordon and to those who have already come forward with information around what happened, particularly those who have been engaging with officers into the early hours of this morning.
“We do not believe there to be any wider threat to the public at this time and we will continue to remain visible and accessible in the area to reassure those who are concerned by last night’s events.
“We’re also aware of a video circulating online which appears to show the incident taking place. We’d ask you not to share the video, and be assured that we are actively reviewing a number of lines of enquiry linked to this as part of our investigation.
Anyone with any information, particularly those with CCTV, dashcam and doorbell footage from the area at the time, are asked to contact us.