POLICE are appealing for two "key witnesses" from the Caernarfon area to come forward following a stabbing at Pendalar.

The incident at Llys Buddug, on Sunday, initially left a 33-year-old man in a critical condition.

After lifesaving surgery at Ysbyty Gwynedd the man's condition is now reported as "stable."

In the latest update into the attempted murder North Wales Police Detective Chief Inspector Brian Kearney said:

“At 9:38pm on Sunday, December 29, North Wales Police were called to Llys Buddug, Pendalar, Caernarfon to reports that a 35-year-old local man had been stabbed a number of times.

“His injuries were initially assessed as life threatening and he was rushed to hospital in a critical condition.

“Fortunately, following emergency surgery, he is now is a stable condition in Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor.

“We are grateful to the ambulance crew and emergency team at Ysbyty Gwynedd for their work in saving this man’s life.

"A dedicated team of detectives based at Caernarfon Police Station are investigating this serious incident.”

The officer leading the investigation DS Dafydd Hughes said: “A 33- year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder just over an hour after this matter was reported to the police and he remains in police custody whilst enquiries are continuing.

“We believe there are two key witnesses who could help us; 24-year-old Mark Griffiths who is also known locally as Mark Fango, and 34-year-old Craig Oulton, who is known locally as Craig Batman. Both are from the Caernarfon area.

"We would be grateful if they would come forward voluntarily as we believe they may have information which could be crucial to the investigation.

"At this moment in time, we are not seeking anyone else in respect of this attempt murder/wounding offence.

“A forensic examination of the scene is ongoing.”