Man stabbed in Hampton street

The scene at Hampton
The scene at Hampton
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A man has been stabbed in a Peterborough street this afternoon (Friday).

Police and paramedics were called to Hargate Way, near the One Stop Shop at about 2.25pm to reports of violence.

A man had been stabbed in the chest, and has been taken to hospital for further treatment.

A Cambridgeshire police spokesman said: “We were called at about 2.25pm this afternoon (Friday, July 8) by the ambulance service reporting a man who had been stabbed in Hargate Way, Hampton.

“The man, who is in his 20s, is conscious and breathing and has been taken to Peterborough City Hospital by paramedics.

“The offender, who is described as male, about 5’ 11”, late teens to early 20s and wearing a baseball cap, shorts and a t-shirt, carrying a small ‘man bag’, is outstanding at this time.

We believe this was an isolated incident, however we are keen to locate the offender and urge anyone who sees him, or knows of his whereabouts to call police on 999. The public are urged not to approach him.”

A spokesman for the East of England Amulance Service said: “We received a call today at 2.20pm to reports of an incident on Hargate Way in Peterborough. An ambulance officer, rapid response vehicle, and ambulance crew were sent and treated a man at the scene for a chest injury. After being treated at the scene he was taken to hospital via land for further treatment.”

Officers are still at the scene, and part of the street has been cordoned off, including the shop.

Residents were being turned away from the shop, which has been closed while investigations continue.

One person who was trying to visit the shop said: “It is a shock to see something like this. It is normally quiet round here. I don’t know what happened, but I hope it isn’t too bad.”