Man injured in stabbing

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A MAN is being treated for multiple stab wounds after being attacked by a gang of thugs.

The 45-year-old man was approached by a group of men and stabbed repeatedly in the back, close to Hillside Health Centre, in Tan House Road, Skelmersdale, at around 12.30pm on Friday.

He was taken to hospital where he is said to be in a stable condition.

Detective Sergeant Dave Webb said: “I would appeal for anyone who was in the area at the time to contact us. This is a very nasty incident and the people responsible need to be caught.

“Contact Lancashire police on 0845 1 25 35 45 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, quoting LC-20110114-0617.”