Police have arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder after a street attack involving knives, a baseball bat and a crowbar in Penzance on Sunday.

Officers were called at around 5.50pm to reports of a man being attacked in Adelaide Street.

A police spokesperson said: "It is believed that the victim, a local 35-year-old man was attacked by four men armed with knives, baseball bats and a crowbar. The suspects then subsequently fled the area in a silver Mazda caravan following the attack.

"Police soon located the vehicle believed to have been used by one of the attackers, and an arrest was made at an address in nearby Goldsithney that evening. A 58-year-old man is currently in police custody on suspicion of attempted murder and awaits questioning."

The victim received a number of stab wounds to his legs and torso and blows to the head during the attack. He remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition, his injuries are now no longer thought to be life threatening.

Police are undertaking house to house enquiries and are also appealing for witnesses.

Anyone who witnessed the attack, or who saw a silver Mazda van either before or after the incident, should call 101 or email 101@dc.police.uk, quoting crime log CR/022489/17.

You can also give information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.