Tyne and Wear man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after alleged Cheltenham stabbing

A 21-year-old man from Tyne and Wear has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after an alleged stabbing in the South West.

Monday, 3rd May 2021, 3:06 pm
Updated Monday, 3rd May 2021, 3:19 pm
The alleged incident was said to have taken place in lower high street, Cheltenham
The alleged incident was said to have taken place in lower high street, Cheltenham

Police are appealing for information in connection with the incident in Cheltenham.

Gloucestershire Constabulary said police were called called by the ambulance service to lower Cheltenham High Street at about 11.50pm on Sunday, May 2, with a report that a man had sustained a suspected stab wound.

Eight men and one boy have been arrested.

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These included the 21-year-old from Tyne and Wear.

Two 18-year-old men from Cheltenham were also arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

And a 25-year-old man from Cheltenham was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and grievous bodily harm.

A 17-year-old boy from Cheltenham was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and grievous bodily harm.

An 18-year-old man from Oxford was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm. A 23-year-old man from Cheltenham was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

A 20-year-old man from Cheltenham was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and possession of a class B drug.

A 22-year-old man from Evesham was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and affray.

All remain in police custody today, May 3.

The police force said It appears that all those involved knew each other.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police on 101 and quote incident 466 of 2 May.

You can also provide information anonymously by calling independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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