Man stabbed in back repeatedly by gang in Skelmersdale

A man is being treated for multiple stab wounds after a gang of men attacked him near a health centre in Skelmersdale, Lancashire.

The 45-year-old was stabbed repeatedly in the back as he walked close to the Hillside Health Centre, in Tan House Road, on Friday at 1230 GMT.

He was taken to hospital where he is described as being in a stable condition.

Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Det Sgt Dave Webb said, "This is a very nasty incident and the people responsible need to be caught."

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