Cambridgeshire

Two men arrested after Cambridge East Road stabbing

East Road stabbing
Image caption About 800m of East Road, a major route into Cambridge, was shut for an investigation into a stabbing

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was stabbed in the centre of Cambridge.

A 30-year-old man was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital with life-threatening injuries after reports of a "violent incident" at about 01:15 BST on Tuesday.

The victim, believed to be from Cambridge, is now in a stable condition, police said.

Both arrested men, aged 61 and 26, are being questioned.

Forensics officers closed a 800m length of East Road, a main route into the city, until the early afternoon.

The section of road, from the junction with Mill Road to St Matthew's Street, has now reopened.

Neighbouring Broad Street, Dover Street and Norfolk Street were also shut.

St Matthew's Primary School, in Caroline Place, off Norfolk Street, was also asked to close until police gave the all-clear to reopen, Cambridgeshire County Council said.

Det Insp Andrea Warren said: "I am keen to hear from anyone who was in the area of East Road during the early hours of this morning and saw anything suspicious or witnessed the incident itself.

"We believe there were several people in the area at the time and would urge them to come forward."

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