Man critical after Nottingham stabbing attack

Pilcher Gate
Image caption Pilcher Gate was cordoned off until Sunday lunchtime

A 35-year-old man is in a critical condition in hospital after being stabbed in Nottingham city centre.

Police said the man had been stabbed several times on Pilcher Gate at about 02:00 GMT following an altercation in the street between two groups.

The attacker then ran into Escucha bar on Fletcher Gate and left through a different door.

The victim was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre for treatment where he remains, police said.

Nottinghamshire Police detectives believe the attacker, described as an Asian man, about 5ft 6in tall, bald and with a thin goatee-style beard, was connected with a dark saloon car seen parked outside Escucha.

Pilcher Gate was cordoned off and closed to traffic but has since reopened.

Anyone who may have witnessed the attack or who has any information, is asked to contact police.

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