Police hunt launched after two people stabbed in Old Town

By Jamie Hill - 9 July 2019


Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses after two men were seriously assaulted in Swindon last night.

Officers were called by the ambulance service shortly after midnight last night (8/7/19) after two men had arrived separately at Great Western Hospital, both with injuries consistent with serious assault.

One of them, a local man in his 30s, had suffered three stab or slash wounds to his head and body. None of his injuries were life-threatening.

The second man, a local man in his 20s, had suffered a single stab wound to his shoulder. His injury was not life-threatening.

At this stage investigators believe the two men may have been injured during the same assault, but enquiries are still at an early stage.

Officers have cordoned off an area in Victoria Road, in Old Town, as part of their investigation.

Det Insp Helen Jacobs, from Swindon CID, said: “We know this incident will cause understandable concern amongst local people and I want to reassure you that we doing everything we can to find the person or people responsible.

“Although our enquiries are at a very early stage, we do not believe either of these men were injured in a random attack, and there is nothing to suggest there was any risk to the wider public.

“There is likely to be a police presence in the Victoria Road area throughout today and we would urge anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious last night or who knows anything about what happened, to come forward and speak to us.”

Anyone with information should call Swindon CID on 101, quoting log 2 of today (9/7/19). Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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