Police in Staffordshire have released a man arrested earlier today on suspicion of attempted murder following a stabbing in Burton-Upon-Trent.
It comes after officers were called to the scene and found a man with serious stab wounds by the canal close to Abbots Fold Court.
Police say the victim is in a stable condition in hospital and they are now actively pursuing lines of enquiry to trace another man who is believed to have been involved in the incident.
The force said:
"We would like to reassure the community that all individuals involved in this incident were known to each other, and therefore whilst the incident was serious, members of the public are not at risk. We are appealing for anyone with information about this incident to contact us on 101, quoting incident 3 of 16 April."
Staffordshire police has confirmed that it is investigating a serious incident after a man was stabbed in Burton-Upon-Trent.
Officers were called at 12.16am this morning to reports of a man with serious stab wounds near to the canal near to Abbots Fold Court. The 36-year-old local man is in a stable condition in hospital.
A 32-year-old man, from the area has been arrested and is assisting police with enquiries.
Anyone with information can contact police on 101.
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