Man stabbed in Preston as crime scenes remain cordoned off in Bow Lane and Marsh Lane

A man was found with a serious stab wound in Bow Lane, Preston shortly after midnight, say police.

Thursday, 25th March 2021, 9:34 am
Updated Thursday, 25th March 2021, 10:54 am

The man, aged in his 30s, was found with a significant leg wound outside a building in Bow Lane at 12.07am.

He was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for emergency treatment whilst police closed Bow Lane and cordoned off a building near the junction with School Street.

Their investigations soon led them to West Strand, across Guild Way, where an earlier altercation between the man and his attacker is believed to have taken place.

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Police closedBow Lane in both directions, from A59 Ring Wayto Fishergate Hill between 12.30am and 7.45am (Thursday, Marsh 25)

West Strand and the adjacent Marsh Lane were then closed whilst a crime scene investigation was set up outside an NHS office building.

Police remain at both scenes this morning and the buildings have been cordoned off with tape.

Lancashire Police say no arrests have been made at this stage.

A police spokesman said: "We were called at 12.07am today (March 25) to reports of an assault in Bow Lane, Preston.

Police at the crime scene in Bow Lane, at the junction with School Street, opposite Lancashire Archives

"When emergency services have arrived they have found a man in his 30s with a significant stab wound to his leg.

"He was taken to hospital for treatment. It is believed his injuries relate to an earlier altercation in West Strand and we currently have a scene in place there.

"No arrests have been made at this stage and enquiries are ongoing.

"Anybody with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting log 0005 of March 25, 2021."

Police at the crime scene outside an NHS office building (West Strand House) in Marsh Lane this morning (Thursday, March 25)

Police closed Bow Lane in both directions, from A59 Ring Way to Fishergate Hill at around 12.30am, whilst emergency services responded.

Marsh Lane was also closed overnight, between Strand Road and Guild Way, before both roads were reopened at 7.45am.

Outside the Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust building (West Strand House) in Marsh Lane, plastic forensics sheets can be seen protecting evidence on the pavement