Detectives are appealing for information and footage after a man was stabbed in his head and stomach.
Police were called by the ambulance service at 12.40am on Thursday (today), who informed them that a man in his 30s had been found with stab wounds to his head and stomach in Blackpool Road.
He was taken to Royal Preston Hospital where his condition is described as serious but stable.
It is believed the victim had earlier interrupted two male suspects breaking into a vehicle on St Gregory’s Road close to Preston North End’s football stadium.
A spokesperson for the police said: “He followed them onto Blackpool Road and it was at that point one of the suspects produced and used a knife.”
No arrests have been made at this stage but enquiries are very much ongoing to identify those responsible.
One of the suspects is described as being tall and the other was short.
They were both wearing balaclavas and one was wearing a North Face jacket.
Det Sgt Ellie Gomerson, of Preston CID, said: “This is an appalling crime which has left a man with some very serious injuries. My thoughts are with him and his family at this time.
“I appreciate this incident will cause a great deal of concern in the community. We will have officers in the area today conducting enquiries and reassurance patrols.
“If you have any concerns, feel free to approach an officer and say hello.
“I would appeal to anybody with information, CCTV, mobile phone, Ring doorbell or dashcam footage which would assist our enquiries to get in touch with police as soon as possible.”
Anyone who can assist is asked to email email@example.com or call 101, quoting log 0037 of July 15.
Alternatively report it online via orlo.uk/EZh1A