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Man, 20, stabbed with blade in Telford street

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Police sealed off a house after a man was stabbed during a fight in Telford. Detectives said a 20-year-old man was assaulted with a "bladed object" after being approached by two men.

The victim of the attack was taken to hospital, where he was today continuing to be treated.

The drama happened on Wednesday night in Woodside and the scene was sealed off for much of Thursday.

The man was walking in Warrensway when he was approached and assaulted. Police said the attack happened between 8.30pm and 8.45pm.

The victim suffered two wounds to his back and one on his left thigh, believed to have been caused by some kind of knife or sharp implement.

He was taken to Princess Royal Hospital, although his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

A police officer stood guard outside a property in Warrensway and a police van was also at the scene.

Jamie Arrowsmith, spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service, said: "We received an emergency call at 8.48pm on Wednesday to Warrensway to reports that a man had been attacked.

"We sent one ambulance, a paramedic support officer and a merit trauma doctor to the scene.

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"We treated the 20-year-old man for stab wounds to his back and leg.

"He was fully conscious and was taken to hospital. His injuries were not thought to be life-threatening at that time."

Detective Chief Inspector Mo Lansdale of west Mercia Police appealed for witnesses to the attack to come forward.

He said: "We are currently working to ascertain the exact circumstances of the incident.

"We have additional patrols in place and would like to reassure the public that we do not believe there is a threat to the wider community." If anyone witnessed the incident or has any information, call West Mercia Police on 101, quoting incident number 0689S of January 11. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org

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