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A man has been stabbed near to the Standedge Tunnel at Marsden.

Police were called by the ambulance service at around 9.40pm last night to reports that a man had been stabbed.

West Yorkshire Police Duty Inspector Carlton Young said the victim, aged 23, was understood to have been stabbed in the chest near the visitor centre.

A friend in a car came to pick him up and take him to hospital but he was said to be bleeding heavily.

The friend pulled over in Manchester Road, near the New Inn pub, and an ambulance attended the scene.

A police officer accompanied the victim in the ambulance and he was taken straight to Leeds General Infirmary.

His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. It is understood no arrests have been made.

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CID and other officers at a third location located close to second scene
CID and other officers at a third location located close to second scene

A man was stabbed near to the Standedge Tunnel at Marsden.

Police were called by the ambulance service at around 9.40pm last night to reports that a man had been stabbed.

West Yorkshire Police Duty Inspector Carlton Young said the victim, aged 23, was understood to have been stabbed in the chest near the visitor centre.

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Tunnel visitor centre unaffected

There are three police scenes in place in and around Tunnel End.

The Standedge Tunnel visitor centre and wedding venue is open as normal and is unaffected, and the incident didn’t happen on the tunnel site, we are told.

Wedding unaffected

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Third scene

A third scene is in place near to the second one, it’s believed that police have recovered a scabbard (holster for knife) at one location.

CID and other officers at a third location located close to second scene
CID and other officers at a third location located close to second scene

Footage at the scene

Our reporter Andrew Robinson has sent us this footage from the scene, looks as if two scenes of crime are in place.

Reporter at the scene

Reporter update

Our reporter is on his way to the scene now and we will have updates for you as soon as we get them.