Casualty 'stabbed in machete attack' turns up at Royal Stoke

Police are attempting to piece together reports of a Stoke-on-Trent stabbing. Officers only became aware of the incident when a casualty appeared at the Royal Stoke University Hospital and reported having been stabbed.

The violence is reported to have erupted on Knightsbridge Way, in Tunstall, on Monday, May 13. It follows reports locally of a man being 'attacked with a machete'.

A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: "We are investigating following reports that a man was stabbed in Stoke-on-Trent. At about 5.30pm on Monday we were made aware of a man who was in hospital with injuries to his arm and face. The man was injured during an assault on Knightsbridge Way. His injuries are not believed to be life changing or life threatening. We are reviewing CCTV of the area at the time of the incident and carrying out enquiries to find out more about what happened."

It has emerged that paramedics had been called to Knightsbridge Way to 'reports of a stabbing' at 4.42pm on Monday. But the victim had already gone to the Royal Stoke by the time paramedics arrived.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We were called to reports of a stabbing on Knightsbrige Way. One ambulance was sent to the scene however, on arrival, no patient was found."

Police are appealing for witnesses following the stabbing. They should call the police on 101, quoting incident number 476 of 13 May, or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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