POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was found with multiple stab wounds to his chest, stomach and back.

The 26-year-old man was found in Trafalgar Square, Scarborough at 9.50pm on Friday.

North Yorkshire Police said the victim was local and the attack was believed to have taken place at Kealia Court, Wooler Street, Scarborough at 9.30pm.

The man is in a stable condition and receiving treatment for his injuries at Hull Royal Infirmary.

Anyone with information should contact DI Paul Healy of the Scarborough Serious Crime Team on 101, select option two and quote reference number 12160047762.

Alternatively you can email Paul.Healy@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.