Appeal for witnesses following stabbing in Torquay

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(Last Updated On: January 18, 2022)

Police have appealed for witnesses following a serious assault last night, Monday 17 January.

The incident, in which a man was stabbed, happened on Warren Road.

Emergency services were called to a property at around 10pm to reports of a disturbance.

Police found a man who had sustained a number of stab wounds. The man, who is in his 30s, was taken to Torbay Hospital, where he remains in a stable condition.

Detective Inspector Dave Pebworth said: “We are investigating a serious assault that took place last night on Warren Road and we are appealing to the public for information.

“We believe that the incident spilling out into the street and our victim who was visibly injured was helped by a female passer-by who came to his assistance, but she had left the scene by the time units attended.

“It is vital that this person comes forward and speaks to us as she could hold information vital to our investigation. “

Three men have been arrested. A 29-year-old local man and a 38-year-old man from Rotherham area were arrested last night; 51-year-old local man was also arrested this morning.

DI Pebworth added: “Three men are now in police custody. The two men aged 29 and 38 who we arrested last night are being held on suspicion of attempted murder. The man who we have today arrested aged 51 is being held on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

“I would like to reassure the public that this is a contained matter, and we are not looking for anyone else in connection to this assault.

“Local residents can expect to see a heightened police presence in an around Warren Road as we undertake door-to-door enquiries and continue with our investigation. I ask that anyone who has any information contacts the police as soon as possible.”

Anyone with any information that could aid officers with the investigation, including CCTV of the surround area, is asked to contact 101 or 101@dc.police.uk quoting crime reference CR/004830/22.

You can also give information anonymously via Crimestoppers.

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