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Man rushed to hospital after Telford stabbing in 'dispute about bike'

By Aimee Jones | Leegomery | Crime | Published:

A man was rushed to hospital with serious injuries after he was stabbed in a Telford street.

It is believed the man, in his 50s, was stabbed up to five times after a confrontation involving several men.

Emergency services were called to Hadley Park Road, Leegomery, after the attack.

A member of the victim’s family posted online shortly after the stabbing, which happened at around 6pm on Sunday.

Appealing for witnesses, she said: “He is in a bad way and he has been stabbed five times. But he is made of strong stuff. Positive thoughts please and anyone with any information please get in touch with police.”

The relative said the confrontation happened in a dispute about a bike, adding: “What a sick society we live in today.”

The victim, who has not been named, was taken to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Detective inspector Craig Smith said: “We believe the man was approached by a group of men in a vehicle shortly before the incident and we are appealing for anyone who was in the area around 6pm on Sunday night to get in contact.”

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service added: "We were called to reports of an assault on a man. An ambulance and paramedic officer were sent to the scene.

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"The man was treated on the scene and was then taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital."

Anyone with information should call police on 101 with the incident number 565s 251118.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or crimestoppers-uk.org

Aimee Jones

By Aimee Jones
@aimeejones_star

Senior reporter based at the Shropshire Star's Shrewsbury office, covering Shrewsbury, North Shropshire and South Shropshire.

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