A MAN has been taken to hospital with serious injuries following a suspected stabbing in Blackburn.

Emergency services including the police and paramedics are currently at the scene on Walnut Street, which runs between Cedar Street and Whalley New Road. The area is cordoned off.

An air ambulance with advanced paramedics onboard was also called out to help, landing at a car park on Beech Street. 

Lancashire Telegraph:

A police spokesman said: "We are currently at the scene of an assault in Blackburn.

"Police were called to Walnut Street in the town at shortly before 4pm today to a report of a stabbing.

"A man in his 50s has been taken to hospital with injuries described as serious.

"An investigation has been launched and enquiries are ongoing."

Lancashire Telegraph:

No arrests have been made.

Reacting to the incident, Ward Councillor for the Bastwell and Daisyfield ward Shaukat Hussain said: “I am quite shocked to hear that this has happened in our neighbourhood. It is not the kind of thing we see around here and it really is not expected.

“I would ask for calm in the community at this time and for people to contact the police if they have any information which may be able to assist in the investigation.

“Hopefully the police will get to the bottom of what has happened as quickly as possible.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log 1092 of April 3rd.

Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.