Police officers responded to reports of a stabbing in Stafford Street in Plymouth this afternoon.

Three men are being treated at the scene, with one in a serious condition after police arrived at the scene at 8.55pm.

A force spokesperson said: “At approximately 8.45pm on Wednesday, September 19, police were called to reports of a stabbing in Stafford Street in Plymouth.

“Officers rushed to the scene where they found one man who was being treated for serious injuries.

“He is currently in a serious condition.

“A third man sustained a broken arm and a single stab wound to the torso.

“Two other men, aged 17 and 25, were taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, where one of them is in a serious condition.

“A fifth man, aged 21, was taken to West Mercia Hospital, where he remains in a serious condition.”

Police officers are appealing for information on all three men’s injuries as investigations continue.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Devon and Cornwall Police via 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.