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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

Man stabbed following large fight in Swindon

Police are appealing for information after a man was stabbed in Swindon during the early hours of this morning (13 June).

Local residents in Bowleymead called police at approximately 0030hrs after a large fight broke out on the grassy area in front of flats. Approximately 10 men in their early 20’s were believed to be armed with poles, wood and knives.

The youths immediately dispersed when police arrived on the scene. An 18 year old man was left with ahead injury and multiple stab wounds.

He was taken by the Ambulance Service to Great Western Hospital but was later transferred to Bristol's Southmead Hospital due to the seriousness of his injuries. His injuries are not life threatening and he remains in a stable condition.

Officers searched the area for suspects and as a result arrested four men, aged 18, 19, 20, 21 on suspicion of Grievous Bodily Harm.

We believe that the men were armed with a variety of weapons and have seized a number of items from the area of the fight but we would like to hear from anyone if they discover any items such as poles, knives or wood, that might have been discarded following this fight.

If you have not contacted us already and did witness this event last night we would like to hear from you and in particular if you can describe any of the men involved or what they were wearing.

A crime scene cordon remains in place at Bowleymead whilst we continue to conduct our investigation.

This was a violent attack that left a young man with significant injuries so if you have any information that would assist police we would like to hear from you. At this stage we believe that all the people involved were known to each other.

– Detective Sergeant Phil Walker


Gloucester stabbing

A man is in a critical but stable condition in hospital after being stabbed in Gloucester last night.Police were called to an incident on Nettleton Road just before 9pm last night.

The 30 year old is being treated at Frenchay Hospital.

Another man was also treated for stab wounds but later discharged.

A 47 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

Man convicted of stabbing

Nathan Dixon has been convicted of stabbing a man in Bath.

He has been guilty of grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of an offensive weapon.

It followed an incident in Gay Street in Bath in April when a 24 year old man was stabbed.

Dixon was remanded in custody and will be sentenced in September.

Nathan Dixon. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

Co-defendant 26 year old Karl Gordon of Phoenix House in Bath was cleared of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Gay Street, Bath cordoned off after stabbing in April. Credit: ITV News West Country


UPDATE: Five people still being questioned

Five people are still being questioned by police after a man was fatally stabbed in Gloucester.

It happened on Park End Road on Saturday night, just hours after a carnival procession had passed the same spot.

Sunday's carnival events were cancelled.

Police still need information from anyone who may have witnessed a man being chased through the park where the family fun day was held.

The victim has not yet been named.

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