Man charged with five counts of attempted murder after multiple stabbing in Plymouth

Police are investigating the incident. Credit: Plymouth Live

A 54-year-old man will appear before Plymouth magistrates on Monday 21 September after being charged with five counts of attempted murder following a serious incident in the city over the weekend.

It comes after three men suffered stab wounds and two female pedestrians were involved in a collision with a vehicle on Albert Road in the Stoke area of the city.

One of the men suffered potentially life-changing injuries, while a woman suffered serious injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening.

Devon and Cornwall Police has this morning said that Parry Williams, of no fixed abode, has now been charged with five counts of attempted murder.


Five people were taken to hospital and a man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after reports of a major incident in Plymouth on Saturday 19 September.

Police were called to Albert Road in Stoke just after 10pm.

Three men were found with stab wounds, with one of them suffering potentially life-changing injuries as a result.

Police also found two female pedestrians who had been involved in a collision with a vehicle.

One had sustained serious injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening, while the other woman sustained minor injuries. All five people were taken to Derriford Hospital for treatment.

Police say the incident is not being treated as terrorism related. Credit: BPM Media

The suspect had fled the scene by the time the police had arrived but was later arrested.

Superintendent Roy Linden said: “As we carry out further enquiries into this incident, the public will see a police presence at several locations across Plymouth today, particularly in the Albert Road area of Stoke. 

“This will continue over the coming days, with our Police Community Support Officers continuing to provide a visible police presence to offer further reassurance. 

“The victims are currently receiving treatment in hospital and their families have been informed.

We would like to reassure the community, that although clearly distressing, this was an isolated incident and is not being treated as terrorism related. The suspect was known to some of the victims, and we can confirm that we are not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident.

Superintendent Roy Linden

Anyone with any information and who has not yet spoken to officers is asked to contact 101 quoting log number 1112 190920.