A MAN was stabbed in a Huddersfield town centre street in the middle of the day.
The 32-year-old victim is understood to have been the victim of a targeted attack at noon yesterday.
He was knifed close to the Christian Bookshop, near the Northumberland Street end of Byram Street.
He managed to stagger round the corner to John William Street, where he sought refuge at Shearings Holidays.
Shocked staff there called police and paramedics.
The man had suffered a severe knife wound to his chest and was taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary for emergency surgery.
His life is now out of danger and he was said to be in a stable condition thismorning.
He was due to be spoken to by detectives today.
The area was sealed off while police examined the scene.
Hours later police raided a Birkby flat and arrested a 47-year-old man.
He was detained on suspicion of wounding and is being questioned at Huddersfield police headquarters.
Det Insp Bob Davies, of Kirklees CID, said: “This was a nasty attack in the middle of a busy town centre.
“We believe it was not random, but was targeted at this victim.
“It is a despicable incident and is being treated as a serious crime.’’
Anyone who saw what happened should contact Kirklees CID on 01484 436685 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.