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London man facing several charges in downtown stabbing: police

Police say the victim was found with a stab wound to his left abdomen.
Police say the victim was found with a stab wound to his left abdomen. 980 CFPL News

London police say a man is facing several charges stemming from a stabbing in the city’s core early Saturday morning.

It was around 2:20 a.m. when officers were flagged down by a civilian near Wellington and York streets.

Police say they then found a man in his early 20s with a stab wound in his left abdomen. The victim was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A suspect was arrested nearby and police say they also recovered a knife from the scene.

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The suspect and victim were not known to each other, according to police.

Police say the suspect, a 23-year-old London man, faces five charges, including aggravated assault and three drug-related offences.

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He is set to appear in court on Monday.