Man stabbed in early-morning village incident

A man was left with serious injuries after being stabbed at a village house.

Police are investigating a report of a serious assault at a property on West Lane in Sharlston Common, near the junction with Weeland Road, in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Officers were contacted by the ambulance services at 4.09am, to a report of a man in his 50s who had sustained a serious stab wound.

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His injuries are serious but not believed to be life threatening, and he remains in hospital.

West Lane in Sharlston Common

A 55-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident and has been bailed.

Enquiries remain ongoing by Wakefield CID and witnesses say a police guard had been stood outside the property for days.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting crime reference 13190046473.