Halam break-in: Man, 65, stabbed at family home

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Police said the man had gone to investigate the sound of breaking glass when he was stabbed

A man is "fighting for his life" in hospital after being stabbed during a break-in at a family home, police have said.

Officers were called to the scene at Halam Hill in Halam, near Southwell, at about 04:10 GMT on Thursday.

Nottinghamshire Police said a 65-year-old found inside had suffered two "puncture wounds" to his abdomen and chest and was taken to Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham for surgery.

A 55-year-old man has been arrested.

Police said the injured man had gone to investigate the sound of breaking glass before being stabbed by the suspect, who then fled the scene.

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Nottinghamshire Police has launched an investigation into the stabbing

Det Insp Gayle Hart said the man's family was upstairs at the time of the break-in and has been left "extremely shocked and upset by the ordeal".

"This is a horrific incident which has left a man fighting for his life," she said.

"The victim is in the intensive care unit and is currently in a serious but stable condition.

"Detectives are working hard to establish the circumstances and progress the investigation as quickly as possible."

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