Police investigate stabbing in central Bendigo

UPDATE FRIDAY 6pm: A 32-year-old Bendigo man has been arrested in relation to a stabbing in Bendigo yesterday.

Police attended a dwelling in Wells Street, Long Gully about 3.15pm on Friday. 

Items of clothing, believed to be related to the stabbing, were discovered at the address.

No charges have been laid. 

UPDATE 5.45pm:  Police believe the parties to a stabbing at Bendigo were known to each other. 

No-one has been arrested at this stage. 

The victim, a 30-year-old man, received non life threatening injuries. 

Investigations into the circumstances of the stabbing are ongoing. 

Police were initially told a man had been stabbed in the leg.

UPDATE 3.50pm: The victim of an apparent stabbing at an Abbott Street residence this afternoon has been taken to hospital for treatment, according to police.

The Central Victoria Crime Scene Services unit is on route to the crime scene to collect any available forensic evidence.

UPDATE 3.30pm: Police have blocked a section of Abbott Street as they investigate an incident in central Bendigo.

The entrance to Abbott Street from Mundy Street is blocked and blood can be seen on the road.

Detectives and at least two police cars are on scene.

Police have confirmed the Abbott and Mitchell streets incidents are linked.

UPDATE 3.20pm: The owner of a business on Mitchell Street has said a regular customer attended the premises suffering stab wounds this afternoon.

Metal Mosh co-owner Pamela Croft said the man presented at the store with blood “all over him”, saying he had been asleep when he was woken by another man who demanded money and threatened to stab him.

She said the victim had planned to walk from the store to the hospital but she called triple-0 instead.

“He wanted to walk but I said ‘you’re not walking, you’re bleeding everywhere’,” she said.

EARLIER: Victoria Police and Ambulance Victoria are at the scene of an incident in the Bendigo CBD.

Several police cars are out the front of a store at the northern end of Mitchell Street.

Police officers have spoken to a man out the front of the store who appeared to have a laceration to his hand.

Ambulance officers treated the man at the scene.

Police are also setting up a crime scene in Abbott Street, Bendigo.

More to come.

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