A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of GBH with intent following an incident in Exeter last week.
Police have appealed for information and CCTV footage after a man was stabbed in the arm between 8.15pm and 8.30pm on Friday 5 January.
Police state it has been reported that the victim, a man in his 30s, had gone to meet an individual who was selling a computer. THe victim walked up Majorfield Road in the Topsham area, when he was approached from behind and stabbed in the arm and hand causing serious injury. The victim is in a stable condition in hospital.
A 16-year-old male from Exeter on suspicion of GBH with intent. He has been released on police bail until 5 April 2024 pending further enquiries.
Detective Inspector Michelle Westlake said: “The public can expect to see an increased police presence in the area. This incident, while rare, will understandably cause concern in the community.
“Neighbourhood officers have been conducting house-to-house enquiries and have been speaking to concerned members of the public.
“We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area of Majorfield Road, Fore Street or Holman Way around the time of the incident. We are specifically interested in speaking to a woman in a long coat as a potential witness who was seen in the area.
“Anyone who has information including CCTV or dashcam footage is asked to contact police quoting 50240004032.”
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