A man has been rushed to hospital after being stabbed in an incident in the Highfields area of Leicester this evening (August 9).
The 20-year-old victim was found in St Peter’s Road by a member of the public who called 999 just before 6pm.
According to Leicestershire Police, he was taken to hospital and his condition has been described as “serious but stable”.
Following the incident, officers warned motorists to avoid the St Peter’s Road area, along with a section of Welland Street nearby, while investigations took place.
There were a number of road closures in force.
A spokesperson said: “Police were called at around 5.45pm today by a member of the public reporting a man with stab wounds in St Peter’s Road, Leicester.
“Officers attended the scene with colleagues from East Midlands Ambulance Service. A man, 20, has been taken to hospital.
“His condition is described as serious but stable.
“An area of St Peter’s Road that was closed temporarily has since reopened.”
The police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
They said: “Enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incident are in the initial stages.
“Officers remain in the area to carry out enquiries and offer reassurance.
“Anyone with information about what happened can call 101 quoting incident 472 of 9 August.”
There have been several stabbings in the same area of Leicester in recent weeks.
Last month Hassan Jama, 19, was fatally stabbed in nearby Bartholomew Street, and that incident was followed a few days later by an incident in neighbouring Evington where three men were stabbed but all three survived.