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Two stabbed and one injured in South Bristol attack

Three people have been taken to hospital with injuries which aren’t believed to be life threatening. Credit: ITV News West Country

A man in his 30s has been arrested after three people were attacked with a knife in the Knowle area of Bristol.

Avon and Somerset Police began receiving reports of a man on rollerblades attacking people with a knife at 3.10pm on Wednesday 26th February.

On arrival, officers were faced with a man with a knife on Wells Road.

They used a taser before detaining him.

The 37-year-old man remains in custody as investigations continue.

The victims, a man aged 26 and another aged 50, remain in Bristol Royal Infirmary with non life-threatening stab wounds.

A third man, also aged 26 was discharged with head injuries.

Police say the incident is not being treated as terrorism. Credit: ITV News West Country

A motive has still not been established but they have confirmed the incident is not being treated as terrorism.

Avon and Somerset Police has thanked members of the public for 'bravely intervening' and assisting the police.

Chief Inspector Nigel Colston speaking to ITV News yesterday (Wednesday 25th February):

Detectives investigating yesterday’s incident in South Bristol are today searching a property on Eva Turner Close, just off of Wells Roads.

This kind of incident is extremely rare in Bristol and while we’re keeping an open mind about it, I’d like to reassure people we do not believe it to be terrorism.

A full investigation is already underway and a team of detectives are working hard to establish exactly what happened. They have a significant number of witnesses to speak to and will be carrying out other enquiries, including house to house and CCTV enquiries in the coming days.

Several members of the public bravely intervened in the incident and I’d like to praise their bravery and thank them for their assistance. South Bristol is a safe area and they demonstrated great courage and community spirit when faced with a very unusual incident.

I’d also like to thank the two officers who detained a man who threatened to cause them harm. No one should be threatened while at work and the way they dealt with the situation was a credit to themselves and to Avon and Somerset Police.

Neighbourhood officers will be carrying out reassurance patrols during the next few days and anyone with any concerns is encouraged to speak to them.

– Chief Inspector Nigel Colston

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