Man 'stable' after Nottingham stab attack

Police near the crime scene
Image caption Detectives sad they believed a number of people were involved in the attack

A 27-year-old man who was stabbed in Nottingham city centre remains critically ill in hospital.

The man was found with a puncture wound in Long Row, near Primark, at about 01:45 GMT on Sunday, police said.

Detectives, who are now looking through CCTV footage of the city centre, said they believed a number of people had been involved in the attack.

The man was taken to Queen's Medical Hospital where he remains in a critical but stable condition.

'Matter of time'

Calling for witnesses to come forward, Det Insp Leigh Sanders from Nottinghamshire Police, said: "There is a man who is gravely ill in hospital. Do you know who did this to him?

"The area would have been busy at the time of the incident, as people would have been leaving pubs and clubs. Did you see anything that you think might help us with our investigation?"

On Sunday, the street from the junction with High Street to the Council House was closed for forensic examinations and an extensive search of the area by officers.

The cordon was lifted at 14:00 GMT.

A 21-year-old man is in a critical condition in hospital after he was stabbed in Nottingham city centre.

Police believe the man, who was found injured at about 01:45 GMT in Long Row on Sunday, was violently assaulted.

The street was closed until 14:00 GMT, from its junction with High Street to the Council House, while forensic examinations took place.

Officers said an extensive search of the area had taken place and they were viewing CCTV footage.

Det Insp Leigh Sanders said: "We believe the altercation took place near to where, and not long before, the victim was found. It is also possible that there were a number of people involved."

Officers said the area would have been busy, and appealed for witnesses.

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