Man (22) was hurt in street knife attack

A police roadblock in Chestnut Avenue yesterday morning. SG101212-137

A police roadblock in Chestnut Avenue yesterday morning. SG101212-137

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A man of 22 is seriously injured in hospital following a suspected knife attack in a Spalding street on Sunday teatime.

The man was so badly cut there was still a pool of blood left on the pavement yesterday.

Police say the Spalding man’s injuries are serious but are not at this stage believed to be life-threatening.

Emergency services were called to Chestnut Avenue at about 6pm.

An ambulance took the injured Spalding man to Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital, where he is expected to remain for some time.

Police sealed Chestnut Avenue and carried out door-to-door inquiries and forensic examinations at the scene of the attack.

Road blocks remained in place until noon yesterday.

Police are still appealing for witnesses.

Spalding police Insp Jim Tyner said: “The man’s injuries are consistent with a knife wound but that’s all we can say at this stage.

“Our inquiries are still at the very early stages.

“I can’t say very much about what’s happened just yet.”

Insp Tyner said the incident appeared “to be an assault between people that know each other”.

He said: “It wasn’t a stranger attack or anything like that.”

A man was arrested but has since been released on police bail pending further inquiries.

One Chestnut Avenue resident said: “I have heard that someone got stabbed and that’s about it.”

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