A MAN has been charged with attempted murder after a teenager was stabbed in the chest in Accrington last weekend.
David Phelps, 23, of no fixed address, appeared before Blackburn magistrates on Saturday morning when he was remanded in custody.
The incident took place in the early hours of last Friday when a 19-year-old man suffered chest wounds after a disturbance at an address in Empress Street, Accrington.
He was rushed to the Royal Blackburn Hospital but then transferred to Blackpool Victoria Hospital where he underwent emergency surgery.
He has now been taken off a ventilator and his condition is described as stable.
A 19-year-old man who was also arrested has been released without charge.
* A man needed stitches to a knife wound after being stabbed in the chest at a house party in Oswaldtwistle.
Emergency services were called to a house in Cherry Crescent at 10am on Saturday after reports a 27-year-old man had been stabbed.
He was taken to the Royal Blackburn Hospital and treated for a single puncture wound, said to be relatively superficial.
A 26-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were arrested at the scene.
The man was released without charge and the boy was released on police bail pending further investigations.
* A woman was taken to the Royal Blackburn Hospital for treatment after receiving a puncture wound to her buttocks on Sunday.
Emergency services were initially called to a domestic incident at a house in St Hubert’s Road, Great Harwood, at around 4.20am.
However police believe the woman, who had been drinking, fell backwards into a mirror which smashed, causing the injury.