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BREAKING: Lanarkshire stabbing now being treated as attempted murder

Police in East Kilbride are treating a stabbing in the town as attempted murder.

We told you earlier how a largescale police presence remained on the scene this morning after reports of a stabbing on Wednesday night.

Lanarkshire Live now knows that a 24-year-old man was rushed to hospital for treatment – not a teenager as had been earlier reported.

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The attack is said to have happened between 9pm and 10pm in the Calderwood Square area of the town, which remains cordoned off with police vehicles and officers still on the scene.

Now Police are asking for help from the public to determine what happened.

A spokeswoman for the force told Lanarkshire Live : “An investigation is under way following a disturbance in Calderwood Square.

BREAKING: Lanarkshire stabbing now being treated as attempted murder
A 24-year-old man was rushed to hospital for treatment following the incident

“This resulted in a 24 year old man being stabbed. The incident is being treated as attempted murder and enquiries are ongoing.”

Taking to social media last night, one local described the aftermath: “Police everywhere, ambulance, paramedics – apparently someone got stabbed.”

One local posted online: “It’s bad news everywhere you turn.” But another jumped to the defence of the town.

She wrote Facebook: “A lot worse places than EK, but every time something happens it’s the same reaction.

“These thing’s unfortunately happen, no matter where you live – EK is far from the worst place.”

Large parts of the area remain taped off this morning and inaccessible to the wider public.

One local told us this morning : “The square is closed off, there are police vans blocking each entrance – it must be bad.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101.

Information can be left anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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