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Man stabbed 'in the buttock' in street attack

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A 21-year-old man is in hospital after he was stabbed in Stoke-on-Trent in the early hours of this morning (Saturday 19 March).

The incident happened on Tunstall High Street shortly after 12:15am after concerned neighbours called the police.

Three people are currently in police custody in connection with the incident.

Staffordshire Police said he suffered a 'large wound to the buttock' as well as a hand injury and swelling to the face.


Probe into 'suspicious incident' in Stoke-on-Trent

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An investigation is underway into a "suspicious incident" in Stoke-on-Trent in which a loud bang was heard and a car window shattered.

Officers are trying to establish if shots were fired during the incident, which happened in Joiners Square in Hanley at about 4.10pm this afternoon.

Staffordshire Police said a woman driving a Ford Mondeo along Leek Road reported a dark van pulling up in the outside lane moments before the bang was heard. The van travelled straight over the roundabout and did not stop, police added.

Detectives are examining CCTV and a cordon remains in place at the top of Victoria Road.

Car collides with two houses in Stoke-on-Trent

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The A50 Scotia Road in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent is closed both ways today after a car collided with two houses on Chatterley Street.

The driver of the car was seriously injured in the incident shortly before 7:00 last night.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:

On arrival, crews discovered a car that had suffered significant damage after colliding with two houses, before coming to rest on the opposite side of the road.

The driver of the car, a man believed to be in his 20s, was still inside the vehicle and suffering from a reduced level of consciousness.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson

After he was cut from the wreckage he was taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital.

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