Three men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a teenager was stabbed in a Sheffield street.
An 18-year-old man was found with stab wounds on Firth Park Road, close to the former Firth Park library.
Police said emergency services attended on Friday, at about 9.30pm, following reports a man had been injured.
The victim was found to have stab wounds and was rushed to hospital for treatment, where he remains in a serious condition.
Three 20-year-old men were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said they have since been released on bail while enquiries continue.
Brett Senior, aged 25, who lives nearby the scene, said the first he knew of anything was when he saw the blue flashing lights from emergency vehicles.
He said: “I didn’t think it was anything too serious until I got a call from a friend saying they couldn’t get to my house because part of the road was shut off.
“The police stayed until about 1am and then on Saturday an officer came to the door to ask if we had seen or heard anything about the incident, which we hadn’t.
“People are always walking up and down the road, but this part is pretty quiet, nobody hangs around as such.”
Rose Fisher, aged 60, who lives on Vivian Road, near the scene, said: “I saw blue lights flashing by, but because it’s a busy main road I didn’t think much more of it.
“It’s shocking to people that it’s a stabbing.
“Sometimes I go out in the evening to the pictures and would be walking back at that time.”
Residents said the area, which is sandwiched between Firth Park and Hinde Common Wood, is usually quiet.
One lady, who declined to be named, said: “There are quite a few car accidents along this stretch, but I’ve not known of an incident like this in all the years I’ve lived here.”
n Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police on 101.