Burnley man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after stabbing incident

A 38-year-old man wanted in connection with a serious assault in Burnley has been arrested.

By Faiza Afzaal
Sunday, 23rd January 2022, 1:10 pm
The arrest took place yesterday
The arrest took place yesterday

Lee Hart was being sought by police in connection to an incident in the early hours of December 16th, where a 43-year-old man suffered a wound to the neck.

Following public appeals, Hart was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder yesterday (Saturday).

A spokesman for Burnley and Padiham Police said: "A man wanted by police in connection with a serious assault in Burnley has been arrested.

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"Lee Hart (38) was wanted in connection with a stabbing in Clifton Street in the early hours of December 16th where a 43-year-old man suffered a wound to the neck.

"Following several public appeals for information, Hart was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder yesterday (Saturday) in Oxford.

"He is currently in custody. Thank you to everyone who shared our appeals to find him."