Man in 30s taken to hospital in ‘life-threatening’ condition after suspected stabbing in Letchworth alleyway

The police cordon in Letchworth's Glebe Road this morning. Photo: @wilshie78 via Twitter

The police cordon in Letchworth's Glebe Road this morning. Photo: @wilshie78 via Twitter - Credit: Archant

A man was taken to hospital in a life-threatening condition this morning after a suspected stabbing in a Letchworth alleyway – which remains cordoned off.

Six police cars and two ambulances were called to Glebe Road at 7.40am after reports of a stabbing, with a passerby telling the Comet an armed response unit was also on scene.

An ambulance spokesman said a man in his 30s was taken to Lister Hospital in Stevenage in a ‘life-threatening’ condition with suspected stab wounds, but he is now believed to be stable.

The alleyway between Glebe Road and Cromwell Green has been taped off.

A police spokeswoman said: “Investigations are continuing, but it is believed to be an isolated incident between parties known to each other.

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“A man has been arrested in connection with the incident and enquiries are continuing to trace a second man.”

A neighbour told the Comet: “My 18-year-old old daughter heard shouting. We’ve recently brought a house away from this area – I was dismantling a bed and found all this craziness!”

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A motorist who passed the scene this morning added: “The alleyway between Cromwell Green and Glebe Road, about halfway along the latter, is cordoned off with police tape.

“There are several police cars on Glebe Road and a couple more police cars stopped at the top of Cromwell Green, which is a small cul-de-sac. It looks serious.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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