Essex: Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following stabbing in Saffron Walden
PUBLISHED: 09:22 11 October 2011 | UPDATED: 09:27 11 October 2011
A 42-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following the stabbing of a man in Saffron Walden.
The incident happened at 9.30pm last night (Monday). Police were called to Gibson Close following reports that a man had been stabbed in the chest.
The victim was taken by ambulance to Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge where he is being treated for a puncture wound to the chest. A police spokesman said the man is in a “critical but stable condition”.
A police helicopter was used to search for the suspect, a local man, who was later arrested in Littlebury at around 2.15am this morning on suspicion of attempted murder.
The Reporter has received unconfirmed reports of officers carrying out vehicle stop-checks, and armed police, in the Gibson Close and Thaxted Road areas of the town last night.
More to follow...