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Four questioned as Canterbury man stabbed
Detectives are questioning a mother, her two daughters and her son after a 26-year-old man was left with multiple stab wounds.
The victim, Mohammed Shah, was last night said to be out of danger after undergoing surgery for up to 13 stab wounds to his body.
Witnesses told how he was found slumped in his kitchen with blood pouring from numerous injuries.
Despite his condition, Mr Shah managed to call police.
He was taken to Leeds General Infirmary where he underwent surgery. He was said to be in a serious but stable condition yesterday.
Police described it as a ferocious and sustained attack.
The incident happened shortly after midnight yesterday at an end-terraced house in Ringwood Road, Canterbury, Bradford, where Mr Shah is understood to live with his mother.
The street was yesterday sealed off by blue and white police tape, either side of the red brick and pebbledash property. Officers were guarding the scene.
A black and silver Mini car was parked at the front of the house.
Neighbours told how they heard screaming, but at first thought it was rowdy drinkers heading home.
One said: “I saw someone shouting and I went to the house to try to help.
“I saw the victim. He was in the kitchen. He was bleeding really badly and had a number of wounds.
“He was asking for water and sitting against a sofa with towels around him.
“The ambulance was there within minutes.”
Residents said the victim lived with his mother, who was said to be asleep upstairs at the time.
One said there had been minor disagreements between Mr Shah and his neighbours, over the parking of a fast food trailer and the height of trees in the garden: “They had little disagreements, but nothing of any importance. He looks after his mother and is just a normal guy.”
The police investigation is being led by Detective Chief Inspector Nick Wallen, of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team at West Yorkshire Police. Det Chief Insp Wallen said it had been a “ferocious and sustained attack” in which the victim had suffered multiple stab wounds.
He confirmed that four members of the same family, living next door to the victim, were in custody. They are women aged 62, 31 and 20, and a 25-year-old man.
Det Chief Insp Wallen said police were searching for the weapon used, as well as examining CCTV and speaking to witnesses.
He said: “This was a very, very serious attack. This man has got multiple stab wounds and is in a very serious, but stable, condition in intensive care at Leeds General Infirmary. Officers are with his family. We need to hear from anyone who has information.”
Anyone who can help should contact West Yorkshire Police on 101.