A MAN was stabbed outside his home after being followed by a gang of teenagers in the early hours.
The 58-year-old man was walking home in Egerton from a night out when he was approached by eight to 10 youths at around 2.15am last Thursday (January 30).
He was coaxed into a conversation with the gang who then followed him home where one of the group pulled out a knife and stabbed him twice in the abdomen.
The man sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital where he remains receiving treatment.
A 17-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the assault on suspicion of wounding with intent and has been released on police bail pending further inquiries.
The police are appealing for witnesses.
DC Dom Webster said: “This was a very nasty assault and we are very keen to trace the people responsible.
“The motive for the incident is unclear at this time and so we would urge anyone who knows anything at all about what happened to contact police.
“I would reassure people that an investigation is under way but the incident has taken place in a densely populated residential area so I would urge anybody that witnessed it or who has any information that could assist with our investigation to contact Lancashire Police on 101.”
The group have all been described as being dressed in dark clothing with their hoods up and scarves covering their faces.
People can pass information to police either by calling 101, speaking to a local officer or anonymously through the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers -uk.org.
No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not be required to go to court.