Man arrested after stabbing in Preston

A man who police wanted to speak to following a disturbance on Grafton Street in Preston on June 5 during which a man was stabbed has now been arrested.

Saturday, 19th June 2021, 3:40 pm
Updated Saturday, 19th June 2021, 3:44 pm
Lancashire police have made arrests

Jordan Bailey, 20, was arrested in Bamber Bridge yesterday evening (June 18) on suspicion of Section 18 Assault and possession of a knife/bladed article and remains in custody, said police

Elsewhere last night, a 19-year-old man from Penwortham was arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon after police were called to Liverpool Road, Hutton, following reports a man had produced a knife outside a public house.

Police Dog Koa and handler attended the scene and found a large machete hidden nearby.

The machete recovered by police in Hutton

Lancashire police said a man remains in custody.

Meanwhile a 19-year-old man from Bamber Bridge was arrested on suspicion of having an article with a blade or point in a public place after a machete was seen to be thrown under a car in Croft Street, Preston. He has since been released under investigation.

Officers will continue to be on patrol in Preston over the coming days.

Anyone with information about a crime in their area should call 101, or 999 in an emergency or if the crime is ongoing.