UPDATE: Police release photo-fit image after Leyland stabbing

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Police investigating a stabbing in Leyland have released a photo-fit of a man they would like to speak to.

A 19-year-old man suffered a ‘terrifying’ ordeal after he was stabbed in the stomach at his home address in Ashfields, Leyland in broad daylight.

His mother spoke of her horror after she returned home from work to discover her house crawling with police officers on Tuesday, 5, May.

The incident happened between 10am and 10.15am after the media student confronted a suspected burglar in the back garden.

The teen’s mother said: “I had no idea what had happened. I didn’t know if he was alive or dead. It was so frightening.”

Lancashire police officers believe that the man may have been trying to break into the property.

The man officers would like to speak to is described as white, around 38-years-old with messy dark brown hair, wearing a black fleece jumper with a zip at the top, dark blue tracksuit bottoms, gloves and a dark blue flat cap.

Now they have asked the public to get in touch if they recognise the man in the picture who could hold vital information about the incident.

DC 3694 Terry McKibbin of Skelmersdale Police said: “We are keen to trace this man as soon as possible as he may hold important information to help us with our on-going enquiries.

“This was a frightening ordeal for the victim but I would like to remind members of the local community that there are additional patrols in the community and we are determined to find the man responsible for the attack.

“Anyone with information about the man’s identity or about the incident should contact us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information can contact Skelmersdale CID on: 01695 566158 or they can call Lancashire Police on: 101 quoting log number 0342 of May 5th.

Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously 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 go to court.