Gomersal man stabbed in broad daylight attack

ATTACK: Police guarding the scene in Nibshaw Lane, Gomersal, where a 32-year-old man was stabbed on Wednesday morning.
ATTACK: Police guarding the scene in Nibshaw Lane, Gomersal, where a 32-year-old man was stabbed on Wednesday morning.
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A MAN was rushed to hospital after being stabbed in broad daylight on a quiet street.

The 32-year-old man was left with stab wounds after he was attacked in Nibshaw Lane, Gomersal, at 11.40am on Wednesday. He was taken to hospital with wounds to his left side.

Part of Nibshaw Lane, near the Barrington estate, was cordoned off on Wednesday, with police guarding the scene.

The cordon remained in place until 12.20pm yesterday.

Neighbours said they had not seen anything on the day of the attack.

Christine Mangan said the victim, who police have not named, was her son’s best friend.

“My son has been with him in the hospital,” she said.

“He needed surgery – he was in for more than four hours and he has to go in for another operation.”

She said she did not realise anything had happened until a family friend told her.

“I didn’t even hear the ambulance. My son had been away and his friend came round and said he couldn’t believe what he was seeing.

“When my son came back the street was cordoned off. There was an ambulance and a van with three police. All the lads on this estate grew up together so they are all friends. They stay in their own houses and keep themselves to themselves.”

Police said the victim’s injuries were not life threatening but he was still in hospital as the Guardian went to press.

A 39 year-old man was arrested on suspicion of wounding and released on bail.