Derby Bus Station attack: Man tells how he got covered in blood helping 'stabbing' victim

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A Good Samaritan has told of the desperate efforts made to help a man who said he had been "stabbed" in the arm outside Derby Bus Station.

Daniel Hickton said the first he knew about what happened was when a woman called for his help at about 1.45pm today.

She was holding a young man's arm up in a bid to stem the flow of blood from his injury.

He said the man was a young white man with ginger hair, wearing a black puffer jacket.

Mr Hickton, 22, of Shelton Lock, said he, the woman and others tried to help the man, wrapping his arm in bandages and trying to keep in conscious.

But he said the injured man became pale and was struggling to speak.

Blood on the floor at Derby Bus Station

Blood on the floor at Derby Bus Station

Mr Hickton was still helping as police officers and paramedics arrived. Police have confirmed a man was attacked and taken to hospital but they have not said how the victim was hurt.

Mr Hickton said: "My friend and I were waiting for the 1A bus to Alvaston where she lives. The first thing I knew about what happened was when the woman called for help.

"He (the injured man) was the one who said he'd been stabbed. It looked like he'd been stabbed once.

Police outside Derby Bus Station

Police outside Derby Bus Station

"There was a lot of blood. On my hand, shoes, all over the floor. We wrapped bandages around his arm to stop the bleeding - maybe six times round.

"He went white in the face and was struggling to breathe. It was all a big shock - I couldn't believe what was happening."

Mr Hickton said he later followed the blood trail left by the man and found it ended up at "the bridge in the River Gardens".