Man arrested following stabbing incident in Tewkesbury


A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a stabbing incident in Ashchurch, Tewkesbury last night, Tuesday 1 August, in which another man was injured.

Shortly after 8.35pm police responded to a report of an assault in an alleyway near to Morrison’s supermarket in Ashchurch Road.

A 21-year-old man was taken to hospital where he received treatment for cuts to his lower body.  His injuries are not life threatening.

The 22-year-old man is currently in custody where he will be questioned today.

The assault is believed to be linked to an incident in Stanford Road, Tewkesbury on Wednesday, 26 July in which a  two men were assaulted.

In that incident a 20-year-old man suffered a puncture wound to his neck and an 18-year-old man suffered minor injuries.

Both were taken to hospital for treatment, but none of the injuries were said to be life threatening.

A 30-year-old man was arrested yesterday in connection with that incident and he is also in custody.

Inspector Cheryl Godwin, local policing commander for Tewkesbury, said::

“I understand that violent incidents such as these cause concern for members of the public.

“I would like to reassure the community, however, that both incidents were contained and that we and our colleagues in CID and the neighbourhood policing team are working to resolve them.”

Anyone with information about last night’s incident is asked to call 101 or email quoting incident 495 of 1 August.