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Woman released after man’s stab wounds ‘self-inflicted’

A 37-year-old man has been treated for stab wounds to his abdomen after he was found collapsed on the street in Lincoln.

— Updated at 5.15pm

Police arrested a 35-year-old local woman. She was released from custody without charge on Wednesday afternoon.

Lincolnshire Police officers found the man while on a routine patrol at around 1am on Wednesday, April 9.

Police now believe that the man’s injuries were self-inflicted, and therefore say no crime has been committed.

Police attending the incident in the early hours of April 9, 2014. Photo: Steve Smailes
Police attending the incident in the early hours of April 9, 2014. Photo: Steve Smailes

The incident happened somewhere between the High Street and Tentercroft Street.

The area was closed for investigations for both vehicles and pedestrians. The road reopened just before 11am.

Officers discovered the collapsed victim with stab wounds to the abdomen, believed to have been caused by a knife.

He was taken to Lincoln County Hospital for treatment and has been discharged later in the morning.

Lincoln High Street closed for police investigations on April 9, 2014.
Lincoln High Street closed for police investigations on April 9, 2014.

A statement from Lincolnshire Police said: “We would like to apologise for any inconvenience and thank the public for their cooperation and patience.”

Inspector James Trafford is leading the investigation. Lincolnshire Police appealed for anyone with information to call 101 quoting incident 15 of April 9.

Police investigations closed a part of the High Street. Photo: Chris Brandrick
Police investigations closed a part of the High Street. Photo: Chris Brandrick