Three stabbed and eight others injured in Bedworth town centre attack

The force believes the suspect walked along Coventry Road and Gilbert Close, where he assaulted at least 11 people just before 8am. Credit: Google Maps

Three people have been stabbed and eight others injured by a lone attacker in Bedworth town centre.

Warwickshire Police say a 33-year-old man has been arrested and is subject to a mental health assessment after the stabbing on Saturday morning.

The force believes the suspect, from Bedworth, walked along Coventry Road and Gilbert Close, where he assaulted 11 people just before 8am.

Police said the victims who have been identified so far as suffering minor injuries are assisting officers with the investigation. Three people were sent to hospital where two have been discharged.

Detective Chief Superintendent Suzanne Baker said they are not looking for anyone else and that it is not terror related.

Detective Sergeant Rich Simpkins described it as a “nasty incident” and appealed for anyone else injured to come forward.

He said: “This was a nasty incident which has left a number of people with injuries and I know this will cause the community great concern.

“The public can expect to see a heightened police presence in and around Bedworth town centre to provide reassurance while our officers continue to conduct their enquiries.

“We know that a number of people were in the area at around the time of the incident and that there may be more members of the public who may have been approached or assaulted by the suspect.

“If you were approached by the suspect or may have witnessed the incident, I would urge you to get in touch.

“Any information you may have could really assist with our investigation.”

Anyone with information, or with dashcam or phone footage of the Coventry Road and Gilbert Close area between 7:45am and 8:05am should call 101 quoting incident number 91 of 23 April. Details can also be provided anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.