A WANTED man who police described as being potentially armed handed himself in on Monday, police have confirmed.

Police were called to Sandhurst Street, Burnley, after a man in his 20s was stabbed just before 10.35pm on Friday, October 18.

The victim suffered a punctured lung and was taken to hospital.

As part of their investigation, detectives wanted to speak to Michael Baker and released an appeal featuring his photograph.

In it officers asked the public not to approach the 37-year-old and said he could be armed.

However officers have now confirmed they have spoken to Baker about the incident and, after being interviewed, he was released without charge.

A police spokesman said: "Michael Baker, 37, from Burnley who was wanted in connection with a stabbing earlier this month has been found. "

Meanwhile, police are continuing to investigate the stabbing.

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or email 3969@lancashire.pnn.police.uk quoting log reference 1575 of October 18.