A 13-year-old boy was rushed to hospital after being stabbed in a street attack.

LancsLive reported earlier today how eight police vehicles and an ambulance descended on Ribbleton Lane at around 8.30pm last night (December 4).

The road was cordoned off for several hours after the victim was found with stab wounds to his leg.

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He was taken to hospital and detectives say 'at this time his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening'.

Det Ch Insp Mike Gladwin, of Preston Police, said it was a "shocking attack".

No arrests have been made and an appeal has been launched.

Patrols are also being stepped up in the area to 'offer reassurance to residents'.

A police force spokesperson said: "We were called at around 8.30pm on Saturday, December 4 to reports of an assault on a teenage boy on Ribbleton Lane, Preston.

"We attended and found a 13-year-old with stab wounds to his leg. He was taken to hospital and thankfully at this time his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

"No arrests have been made as yet but an investigation has been launched and anybody with information is asked to contact us straight away."

Officers remain at the scene this morning (December 5) to canvass for witnesses and CCTV footage.

Det Ch Insp Gladwin said: “This is a shocking attack which has left a teenage boy in hospital with stab wounds.

"Our inquiries are very much underway and we would ask anybody with information about it to get in touch with us as soon as possible.

“At this time we believe it was a targeted attack and there is no wider threat to the public, however patrols will be stepped up in the area to offer reassurance to residents.”

Anybody with information should contact us on 101, quoting log 289 of December 4.

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