New ap­peal as stabbed man in sta­ble con­di­tion

Coventry Telegraph - - NEWS - By JOHN CARLON Nuneaton Re­porter john.carlon@reach­

THE man who was stabbed in Stoke Al­der­moor on Mon­day night is in a sta­ble con­di­tion at Univer­sity Hospi­tal Coven­try, West Mid­lands Po­lice have said.

The man in his 30s was knifed in the ab­domen on the Cop­pice, Stoke Al­der­moor, on Tues­day night.

He man­aged to walk 200 yards to a newsagents on the Bar­ley Lea, where he was helped by shop­pers who called the emer­gency ser­vices.

Am­bu­lances ar­rived just be­fore 9pm.

Po­lice said: “We were called to reports of a stab­bing in The Bar­ley Lea, Stoke Al­der­moor, Coven­try, at around 8.45pm last night (Tues­day 11 Septem­ber).

“A 31-year-old man was discovered in the street with a stom­ach wound and taken to hospi­tal. The in­jury is not be­lieved to be lifethreat­en­ing.

“Any­one with in­for­ma­tion can con­tact us via Live Chat at west­mid­lands.po­ be­tween 8am to mid­night or call 101 any­time quot­ing crime ref­er­ence num­ber 20CV/207926B/18.

“Al­ter­na­tively con­tact Crimes­top­pers anony­mously on 0800 555 111.”

West Mid­lands Am­bu­lance Ser­vice sent sev­eral re­sources to the scene, in­clud­ing the crit­i­cal care car from the air am­bu­lance.

A spokesman for the am­bu­lance ser­vice said: “He was given trauma care on scene by the doc­tor, be­fore be­ing taken on blue lights to hospi­tal.”

A wit­ness to the in­ci­dent, who did not wish to be named, told the Tele­graph: “The man had a knife stick­ing out of his left side, be­tween his hip and his ribs. He was ly­ing on his side.

“The girl and the man giv­ing him first aid were telling him he would be OK. She had her hand­bag un­der his head.”

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