A 47 year old woman has been arrested by Cheshire Police after they attended the scene of a stabbing in Pedley Street Crewe.
The incident took place today, October 8th just after 12pm.
The victim, an unnamed 44 year old male is said to have received multiple stab wounds in the attack.
An eye witness described several police vehicles and forensic examiners around the scene.
The victim has been taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital where his condition is described as critical.
Detective Inspector Claire Jesson said:
This investigation is in its early stages and we are doing all that we can to establish exactly what had taken place.
As part of our enquiries, I am keen to hear from anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area at the time of the incident.
The same goes for anyone who was driving at the time and may have any dashcam footage which could aid our investigation.
Anyone with information or dashcam footage that may help the investigation is asked to call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 822881, or give the details via the Cheshire Police website.
The woman, described as local has been arrested on suspicion of committing a Section 18 Assault, she remains in custody while enquiries continue.