BREAKING NEWS: First pictures from the scene of the stabbing in Newbold Road

Newbold Road was closed off on Saturday morning following an incident near the Benn Hall.
Newbold Road was closed off on Saturday morning following an incident near the Benn Hall.

THESE pictures show the scene of the stabbing in Newbold Road on Saturday morning.

Taken by chief Advertiser photographer Mike Baker, they show the aftermath of the stabbing of a 26-year-old man found lying in Newbold Road at 6.10am on Saturday morning.

Newbold Road was closed off on Saturday morning following an incident near the Benn Hall.

Newbold Road was closed off on Saturday morning following an incident near the Benn Hall.

The pictures show the cordoned off scene where the man was found, directly between the Benn Hall and Rugby Police Station.

The man was taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire where he underwent surgery.

His condition is said to be serious but stable.

Two men have been arrested in connection with the incident and were taken into custody and are currently being questioned by police.

The scene was cordoned off to allow a forensic search of the area and the road reopened later on Saturday.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Warwickshire Police on 01926 415000 or the new non emergency number 101, quoting incident 54 of January 14.

Alternatively information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

**There has been no update from Warwickshire Police so far this morning in relation to the stabbing. We will bring you all the latest news updates as soon as any information is released by police**