A MAN who was stabbed six times remains in hospital.

The 25-year-old was found by a passer-by with injuries to his abdomen, arm and leg on Friday afternoon.

Emergency services were called and treated him at the scene before he was taken to hospital.

The incident happened near the Cheals roundabout in Southgate, close to Crawley.

Sussex Police said the man is still in hospital days later but is in a “stable condition”.

Detective Inspector Karrie Bohanna said; “Our investigation into this serious but isolated incident is progressing. Nobody has been arrested at this stage but we are pursuing a number of lines of enquiry.

“We believe the victim may have been attacked close to where he was found and we are continuing to appeal for any witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.”

Anyone able to help is asked to contact police online or by calling 101, quoting Operation Edgbaston.

Alternatively they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.