Two hurt in Hereford stabbings

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  • Two people have been hurt in stabbings in Herefordshire.
  • Several people have been arrested and are in custody.
  • A large police presence is remaining in place to reassure local people.

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The picture below shows police at the back of The Oval in Newton Farm, Hereford. The entrance was cordened off this evening.

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Hereford Times:

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That picture was taken shortly after 7pm on the footpath off Golden Post in Hunderton that leads towards Belmont.

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Hereford Times: Forensics on a footpath off Golden Post, Hunderton, Hereford.

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Police in Hereford are appealing for witnesses after two men were taken to hospital with stab wounds.

The men were found in Westfaling Street and at the junction of Hunderton Road and Golden Post this afternoon (2 April).

Officers would like to hear from anyone who was in those areas of the city between 3.30pm and 4pm today.

One man remains in a critical condition in the Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham, while the other is described as having serious injuries.

Five people – four men and a woman – were arrested shortly after the injured men were found and are currently in police custody.

Superintendent Ivan Powell said: “We would like to reassure local people that we believe that we have now accounted for all suspects connected with the incidents.

“We are in the very early stages of our investigation, but what I can say at this stage is that these appear to have been two separate, unprovoked assaults on members of the public.

“It is not thought that the victims are either known to each other or know their attackers.

“A large police presence will remain on the ground while we investigate and reassure local residents.  Anyone with information about these incidents can contact West Mercia Police on 101.”

 

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Police were telling the public at both the back of The Oval and the footpath off Golden Post that they "could be there for one hour or 12 hours".

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No one has yet been charged in connection with the stabbings but a number of arrests have been made

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One of the victims in Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, is still said to be in a critical condition.

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West Mercia Police:

A large police presence will remain on the ground as we investigate and reassure local people.

Anyone who wishes to contact West Mercia Police about the incidents should call 101.

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What we know so far:

TWO men have been stabbed in Herefordshire today.

Police are currently investigating a number of serious assaults that took place in Hereford and elsewhere in Herefordshire.

Two men sustained stab wounds and were taken to hospital.

One of them who was assaulted in the Westfaling Street area of Hereford remains in serious condition at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

Several people have been arrested and are currently in custody.

Police have said they believe that all suspects have been accounted for, but a large police presence will remain in the local area to reassure locals.

Anyone with information are asked to call police on 101.

By Paul Rogers, Hereford Times

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The stabbings took place in the Hunderton area of Hereford.

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6:44pm Tue 2 Apr 13

billyb83 says

Hereford safest place to live yeah right obviously never went southside when this poll was done. Hope no one was seriously injured.

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Comments (3)

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6:44pm Tue 2 Apr 13

billyb83 says...

Hereford safest place to live yeah right obviously never went southside when this poll was done. Hope no one was seriously injured.
Hereford safest place to live yeah right obviously never went southside when this poll was done. Hope no one was seriously injured. billyb83

10:23pm Tue 2 Apr 13

William Rudd says...

As I thought,let the stupid comments begin
As I thought,let the stupid comments begin William Rudd

11:32pm Tue 2 Apr 13

Mr.Herefordian says...

Silly Billy ludicrous as ever.
Silly Billy ludicrous as ever. Mr.Herefordian

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