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.

West Lane in Sharlston Common

West Lane in Sharlston Common

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.

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

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.