Two assaulted in Cardiff

A woman is in hospital with a neck wound and a man suffered facial injuries after two incidents in the Cathays area of Cardiff.

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Police: Cathays assaults 'appear to be unprovoked'

Police say a 25-year-old man arrested following two assaults in Cathays, Cardiff this afternoon remains in custody.

At 12.47pm today officers were called to Cathays Cemetery where a woman had been stabbed and this was followed by an incident around four minutes later in Tewkesbury Street where a man had also been assaulted resulting in facial injuries.

The woman is undergoing surgery at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, her injuries are not life-threatening and we awaiting a further update on her condition.

Understandably the local community are shocked by what appears to be an unprovoked assault on two people.

Officers, including armed response officers, were quickly at the scene and were able to make the arrest within 30 minutes. Thankfully incidents such as this are rare, Cardiff is a safe city, the injuries sustained are not life-threatening and a person remains in custody.

– Chief Inspector Helen Summerfield

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