Man wanted in connection with stabbing in Burnley 'could pose risk to others'

A man is wanted by police after a person was stabbed in the neck in Burnley, leaving them in "serious condition".

A 43-year-man was stabbed in the neck in Clifton Street at around 2.25am this morning (Thursday, December 16).

He was taken to hospital where police said he remained in a "serious condition".

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Officers said they urgently wanted to speak to Lee Hart, 38, in connection with the attack.

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Det Insp Carole Langhorn, of Burnley Police, said: "This incident has left a man with a very serious injury and we need to find Lee Hart urgently as he could pose a risk to others.

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"I would appeal to anyone who sees him or knows where he may be to get in touch with us as soon as they can.

"If anyone does see him I would urge them not to approach him but to contact police"

Police launched an urgent appeal to trace Lee Hart after a stabbing in Burnley (Credit: Lancashire Police)

Anyone with information can contact police by calling 101, quoting log number 0122 of December 16.

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For immediate sightings call 999.

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Police launched an urgent appeal to trace Lee Hart after a stabbing in Burnley (Credit: Lancashire Police)