Man rushed to hospital by air ambulance after stabbing in Wisbech this afternoon

A MAN was today rushed to hospital by air ambulance after he was stabbed in the chest in Wisbech. Emergency services were called to Southwell Road at 2pm after reports that a man was stabbed. The man, an eastern European, aged 29, is currently in Addenbro

A MAN was today rushed to hospital by air ambulance after he was stabbed in the chest in Wisbech.

Emergency services were called to Southwell Road at 2pm after reports that a man was stabbed.

The man, an eastern European, aged 29, is currently in Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge in a serious but stable condition.

The air ambulance rushed to the scene and landed on the new all-weather pitch in nearby Lime Avenue.


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Paramedics conveyed the injured man from Southwell Road to Lime Avenue by land ambulance, before conveying him to Addenbrooke's by air.

Magpas' emergency medical team was rushed to the scene via the air ambulance. Magpas spokeswoman Deborah Florence said this was because of the "possible extent of the injuries sustained".

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The Magpas team members in attendance were clinical fellow and consultant in emergency medicine, Dr Tristan Dyer, with East of England Ambulance Service Trust critical care paramedic Simon Standen. The air ambulance was piloted by Chris Sheriff from Magpas' base at RAF Wyton, near Huntingdon.

Mrs Florence said: "It is essential expert medical care from Magpas' charity's team is on hand to make sure the patient receives the right treatment at the scene and is then transferred to the right hospital for the type of injuries sustained.

"This is another example of how effective the joint service with the East Anglian Air Ambulance Charity and the East of England Ambulance Service Trust is, so that we are able to deliver such a rapid and coordinated response to anywhere in the East of England.

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