Man in critical condition and fighting for life after being stabbed in the neck

Police are appealing for any witnesses after a man was stabbed in Maltby, Rotherham yesterday (9 May).

At around 11am, emergency services were called to reports that a man was seriously injured in Churchill Avenue. The 30-year-old had suffered a knife wound to his neck and remains in a critical condition in hospital.

A 32-year-old Rotherham man was arrested nearby on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. He remains in police custody.

DCI Simon Palmer said: “Officers have remained in the area over the past 24 hours and searches will continue in Maltby today.

A cordon of police tape (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP via Getty Images)

“Our priority is to establish what happened in the minutes leading up to the man suffering such a serious injury.

“If you were in the area and saw, or captured anything on dash cam or CCTV footage, please call us.”

The incident number is 279 of 9 May. You can call 101, or report information via Crimestoppers and remain completely anonymous. The Crimestoppers number is 0800 555 111.