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Teenager jailed for 8 years after unprovoked stabbing

Cassius Fisher Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

A teenager has been jailed for eight years for stabbing another teenager four times during an unprovoked assault in Bristol.

The victim, who was 18 at the time, was attacked by four males on bikes after being chased from Old Market to Talavera Close in the St Philips area of the city, on September 3 last year.

Cassius Fisher, who was 17 at the time but has since turned 18, of no fixed address, was found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm following a trial at Bristol Crown Court.

Cassius Fisher was one of four people involved in the assault on the victim, who was stabbed four times in his leg, chest and hand after being punched to the ground.

Fisher cut his hand during the stabbing and left traces of his blood at the scene, along with his mobile phone. He was later arrested in the Richmond Hill area of the city.

The number of young people carrying knives, or involved in knife crime, remains too high.

We do a lot of work as a Force in trying to educate young people on the clear dangers of carrying knives, including hosting hard-hitting workshops in schools which show the impact these crimes have on individuals, families and communities.

The victim in this case is lucky not to have suffered more serious or even fatal injuries and I hope this outcome shows how seriously the police and the courts take violent crimes involving knives.

– Investigating officer Det Con Jay Jackson

Men arrested after fatal Gloucester stabbing released without charge

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Two men arrested in connection with the murder of a 49-year-old man in Gloucester have been released without charge.

The men aged 30 and 42 were arrested and questioned by police after a 49 year old man was killed in Gloucester on Friday night (7/10).

Officers were called by the ambulance service to Marian Court flats in Archdeacon Street shortly before 4.50pm.

The man had been stabbed in the leg and later died from his injuries.

Detectives investigating the murder are continuing to pursue a number of inquiries to track down the person responsible.

Local officers are still carrying out patrols in and around Archdeacon Street and anyone with concerns or information is urged to speak to police or Crimestoppers.

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Woman arrested after serious assault in Longlevens

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A 21-year-old woman suffered stab wounds to the chest and groin in a serious assault in Longlevens in the early hours.

An 18-year-old woman from Cheltenham has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with the attack, which also saw another woman, also 21, suffer a less serious cut to the arm.

The incident happened at a house in Meadowleaze shortly before 1.45am today (Saturday 8 October).

The more seriously injured victim remains in Gloucestershire Royal Hospital today.

Two men arrested after fatal stabbing

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Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a fatal stabbing in Gloucester.

Two men aged 30 and 42 have been arrested and remain in custody after a 49 year old man was killed in Gloucester on Friday night (7/10).

Officers were called by the ambulance service to Marian Court flats in Archdeacon Street shortly before 4.50pm.

The man had been stabbed in the leg and later died from his injuries.

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Third man arrested in connection with Daniel Young murder

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A third man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Daniel Young from Paignton.

The 30-year-old was on his way to the second day of his new job as a lecturer at Coventry University's London Campus International when he was stabbed in what police describe as "an unprovoked" attack.

A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and taken into custody at a south London police station.

Second person bailed in Daniel Young murder investigation

A 35 year old arrested in connection with the murder of Daniel Young from Paignton has been bailed. Credit: ITV News

A 35 year old arrested in connection with the murder of Daniel Young from Paignton has been bailed.

He is the second man to be arrested and bailed since the murder of the lecturer on his way to work last week.

It was Mr Young's second day in his 'dream job' when he was stabbed just after 8am in Morden, south London last Tuesday (Jan 19).

The 35-year-old man who was arrested on Thursday, 21 January, on suspicion of the murder has been bailed to a date late February pending further enquires.

Earlier a 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of wasting police time and then arrested on suspicion of murder. He was subsequently bailed to return to police.

– Scotland Yard spokesman

Nine people arrested after Swindon stabbing

Nine people have been arrested in connection with a stabbing in Swindon town centre Credit: PA

Nine people have been arrested in connection with a stabbing in Swindon town centre.

The incident happened at yesterday evening (Jan 23) near to Coral Bookmakers, in Wharf Green.

An 18-year-old man was taken to Southmead Hospital in Bristol with several puncture wounds to his back. He remains in a serious condition.

The nine teenagers arrested in connection with the incident are all male and aged between 13 and 18. They remain in police custody at this stage.

This was a violent incident involving a group of young people, which has resulted in an 18-year-old man being rushed to hospital with serious injuries.

The incident happened shortly before 7.30pm - it is likely there would have been people in the area at the time and I would like to urgently appeal to those people who have not already been spoken to by police, to contact us immediately. Any information you have, no matter how small, may be crucial to our investigations.

Understandably, incidents like this will cause concern amongst the local community. I would like to reassure residents that we are conducting a thorough and robust investigation in to the incident.

– Sergeant Gareth Kitchener
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