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Newark: Nottinghamshire Police arrest man in connection with stabbing of 65-year-old in Halam

Police have arrested a man in connection with the stabbing of a 65-year-old who is still fighting for his life after being stabbed following a break-in at his home.

The man suffered puncture wounds to his abdomen and chest during the ordeal on Halam Hill, Halam, just before 4.15am this morning (Thursday), after an intruder is believed to have smashed his way into the house.

A 55-year-old man was arrested earlier today as part of Nottinghamshire Police’s investigations.

Police are currently searching an address on Landseer Road, Southwell, in connection with the incident and forensics officers in white boiler suits have arrived.

A witness reported seeing a significant number of police officers at the scene before a search was commenced.

Officers arrived in marked and unmarked vehicles. (43967276)
Officers arrived in marked and unmarked vehicles. (43967276)

The resident went to investigate the sound of breaking glass before being stabbed by the suspect, who then ran off.

The man suffered serious injuries and was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre for surgery, where he remains in a serious condition.

Police (43909239)
Police (43909239)

Detective Inspector Gayle Hart, who is leading the investigation, said: "Our investigations into this case have led us to arrest this man who we will be interviewing in due course in connection with this case. The swift arrest of this suspect we hope will provide some reassurance to local residents.

“As I said earlier this is a horrific incident which has left a man fighting for his life and his family who were upstairs at the time are extremely shocked and upset by the ordeal.

"The victim is in the intensive care unit and is currently in a serious but stable condition.

"We're continuing to make enquiries and are not ruling anything out so we would welcome speaking to anyone who may have information which would help with our enquiries, or who may have been a witness.”

Anyone with information about the incident, or who saw anything suspicious in the area between around 2am and 5am, is urged to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 44 of January 14, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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