A MAN was taken to hospital with "serious" injuries after being attacked outside a house in Abergele.

North Wales Police are investigating after the man in his 30s was assaulted outside the property in Berthglyd shortly before 6am today.

Witnesses reported seeing more than 10 cars at the end of Faenol Avenue, some armed police, dogs and unmarked cars.

One eyewitness said: "I saw about 14 police cars. There was probably more at the top end but I couldn't see.

"Forensics in white suits were going into one of the houses and officers were going door-to-door at about 9.15am."

It is believed that it may have been a stabbing incident, although police have not confirmed this.

Det Insp Rebecca Hughes at St Asaph CID said: "Officers attended an address in Dolwen near Abergele after reports that a local man had been assaulted a short time earlier in Berthglyd.

"He has since been conveyed to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries. Two local men have been arrested and they remain in police custody awaiting interview.

"At this early stage of the investigation we are still trying to establish exactly who is involved and so officers will remain in the area conducting enquiries."

Police said the motive behind the assault was currently not known.

Det Insp Hughes added: "We eager to hear from anyone who was either present, or knows anything, to contact police.

"I’m conscious the incident will cause a great deal of concern within the community and so at this time we are increasing patrols and a visible presence will remain to reassure the public."

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We were called at approximately 6.05am this morning to reports of an incident in Dolwen, Abergele.

"We sent a crew in an emergency ambulance and a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and a man was taken to Glan Clwyd Hospital."

Anyone that can assist is asked to telephone police on 101 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Quote W000473.