A man who uses the alias 'Joey' and speaks with an Irish accent is wanted by police following the stabbing of a 35-year-old in Blackburn.

Detectives investigating the incident, which took place at an address in Lower Hollin Bank Street on Wednesday evening are appealing for witnesses after the victim was left with serious stab wounds to his neck, head and arm.

Officers now want to speak to 29-year-old Lyndsey Harkan, pictured, and are warning people not to approach him if they see him but to call 999 instead.

FULL STORY: Man stabbed in neck, head and arm on Lower Hollin Bank Street

A spokesperson for the police said: "Harkan also use the alias 'Joey' and speaks with an Irish accent.

"He has links to Hyndburn as well as Blackburn and sometimes uses the names Lindsey Parker and Joey Harkin.

"He should not be approached."

Police were called at shortly after 7:50pm on Wednesday after receiving reports that a man had been stabbed at an address in Lower Hollin Bank Street, Blackburn.

The victim, 35, suffered stab wounds to his head, neck and arm was taken to Royal Preston Hospital, where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

A 25-year-old woman from Blackburn was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Another woman, aged 20 and also from Blackburn, was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

They both remain in custody at this time.

Det Insp Andy Horne, of East CID, said: “As part of our on-going enquiries we need to speak to Lyndsey Harkan and I would appeal to anyone who knows where he may be to get in touch.

"I would also urge Lyndsey himself to do the right thing and come and talk to us if he sees this appeal.

“The victim in this incident suffered some significant injuries but is thankfully now in a stable condition in hospital.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log 1364 of July 1, or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

For immediate sightings call 999.