PEOPLE are being warned not to approach a man wanted in connection with a stabbing in Church Stretton.

Police are now hunting for Andrew Leslie, 50, who's thought to still be in Shropshire and sleeping rough.

Described as a "serious wounding" by police, the incident happened on Sunday, June 13 in Cunnery Road.

Leslie is wanted in connection with the stabbing, which left the 30-year-old victim with serious injuries, but these were not considered to be life threatening.

He's been described by police as white, 5ft 8in tall, of slim build, with fair and unkempt hair who speaks with a local accent.

Det Insp Dafydd Jones said: “Officers were called to a property in Cunnery Road, Church Stretton, just before midnight on Sunday, 13 June following a report of assault.

“A 30-year-old man had received a stab wound as was taken to hospital with serious injuries. Investigations into the incident are ongoing and I would like to reassure the public that this was an isolated incident.”

Detective Sergeant Mal Normandin added: “Leslie, who left the address following the incident and has not been seen since and we are making concerted efforts to trace him at a number of associated addresses and locations.

“We believe that Leslie is still in the Shropshire area and possibly sleeping rough.

"While we would like the public to report any sightings of him we would ask that he isn’t approached but that you call Shrewsbury CID via 101 immediately please and quote 22/49599/21.

“Alternatively, information can be shared anonymously via Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.”

West Midlands Ambulance Service said it was called to Cunnery Road, Church Stretton at 11.38pm on Sunday, June 15 to reports of a stabbing.

"An ambulance, paramedic officer and a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic (CCP) attended the scene," a spokesperson said.

"The ambulance crew and paramedic officer  arrived to find a man in a serious condition and administered emergency care on scene before leaving for hospital on blue lights.

"The MERIT doctor and CCP intercepted the ambulance and the team jumped on board to administer advanced trauma care to the man for the remainder of the journey to hospital."