Knife-wound man found in garden

The scene of a stabbing incident

The scene of a stabbing incident

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A MAN was rushed to hospital after a neighbour found him with knife wounds in his own garden.

The resident spoke of her horror after discovering the 30-year-old collapsed on Father’s Day evening at 7.30pm with blood on his chest.

Mercifully he was not as badly hurt as first feared and returned to his home in Ribble Drive, Norley, later the same day after treatment.

He told police he was injured after slipping and falling on a kitchen knife while cutting bread and officers say they are not investigating the incident further.

A neighbour, who asked not to be named, said: “I was walking back from the shop when I found him lying in the garden covered in blood on his top near his stomach.

“I really didn’t want to get involved but I couldn’t leave him there on his own so I called the police. He was still conscious and so I presumed he would be OK. Not long after there were blue flashing lights everywhere and I just wanted to keep out of it. I don’t know him that well, I just like to keep myself to myself.”

Police say the man, who is believed to live with his parents, suffered minor knife wound injuries.

A number of Ribble Drive residents expressed concerns that there have been incidents at the house before but none had heard of serious injuries before.

Josie Harrobin, 62, said: “I really hope he’s OK. I don’t really know him - only to say hello to. I don’t really see much on the street as I’m usually in the back garden so I never hear a lot.

“I haven’t heard of anything like this before, so it came as a shock.

“I just saw police cars and an ambulance outside of the house, there was a couple of people around but not many. He came home the same night so thankfully it seems as though he is all right.”

When approached for an interview, the occupants of the house declined to comment.