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Serious assault in Cheltenham town centre

A 22-year-old man has been taken to hospital after he was stabbed multiple times in the chest.

The serious assault happened in Cheltenham town centre during the early hours of the morning, and a 21-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the incident.

The incident happened at a home on Devonshire Street in Cheltenham at around 3.45am this morning.

The High Street is closed in both directions between Gloucester Road and the Royal Mail building while police investigate.

A statement from Gloucestershire Police said:

The offenders are believed to be three black men who left the scene in a silver Citroen 'bubble shaped' car.

One was of a large build and wearing a white vest top, one had dreadlocks. We understand this will cause concern within the local community but we wish to reassure residents that this is believed to be an isolated and contained incident.

A 21-year-old woman from Cheltenham has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and drug supply in connection with the incident."

– Gloucestershire Police

Anyone with information should call police on 101.


Students injured in France coach crash hope to be flown home in the next couple of days

Two students who were injured in a coach crash on Saturday should be flown home in the next few days. Credit: ITV News

Two Cheltenham students who were seriously injured in a coach crash in France are likely to be flown home in the next few days.

The students from Cheltenham Bournside School were rushed to hospital on Saturday after the coach they were on crashed.

The school released a statement today which said:

"We are delighted to be able to share that each of the two students who were seriously injured in the coach crash on Saturday are making very good progress and hope to be flown home over the next couple of days."

"Both families would like to thank everyone for their support to date and for their kind words on social media, which has been of great comfort at such a difficult time."

– Cheltenham Bournside School statement


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