Monday, February 13, 2012
POLICE have arrested a 19-year-old following two stabbings in Huntingdon.
Officers said on Monday that the man was in custody in Huntingdon after being arrested on suspicion of assault.
The stabbings – and another assault – all took place overnight on Saturday/Sunday.
The first incident happened 9.20pm on Saturday when a 17-year-old man was assaulted by four men at the Acorn Centre. The man suffered head injuries but did not receive medical treatment.
Officers were alerted to the second incident at 1.05am when ambulance reported an injured man in Sallowbush Road. The 19-year-old man was taken to Papworth Hospital with serious injuries and remains in hospital in a stable condition. Details of the incident are sketchy but the victim received one stab wound during the assault.
Police were called to the third incident at 3.35am after the ambulance service were called to an injured man in Nene Road. The 23-year-old victim had been assaulted and received several stab wounds. He was taken to Hinchingbrooke Hospital with serious injuries and remains there in a stable condition.
Police will visit the two victims in hospital today to try and gain further information about the assaults.
Patrols have been increased throughout the Oxmoor estate and will continue as a precaution.
Det Sergeant Matt Swash said: “We are taking these assaults extremely seriously and a number of officers are working on this investigation.
“The exact details of these assaults remain sketchy but all three victims say they were attacked by three white men.
“We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the assaults or who has information about the men responsible.
“Patrols have been increased in the area and will remain in place overnight.”
INFORMATION: Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.