POLICE are not linking this morning's attack on Hereford's Great Western Way with the murder of Christian Bagley.

The city centre footpath was closed this morning on either side of the Hunderton footbridge after a 29-year-old man was stabbed.

The place where this morning's attack occured is just metres from the spot where Mr Bagley was fatally stabbed on June 21.

However, police officers used a Twitter account covering South Wye to say that they were not linking the two incidents.

"There is no evidence to suggest a link at this time between this incident and that of the murder of Christian Bagley," the Southside Cops wrote.

Another tweet from the same account stated that an "altercation took place between several persons" in the early hours.

Police were first called to the Great Western Way at 12.36am to reports of an assault on the river bridge.

The victim sustained injuries to his lower abdomen during the attack and was treated at A&E at Hereford County Hospital. He has since been discharged and is now back at home.

All paths up to the bridge were taped off this morning with detectives seen making door to door enquiries in Charles Witts Avenue, Hunderton.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.

Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.