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Update on assault in Town Gardens, Swindon PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 25 July 2014 03:42

Wiltshire Police are still appealing for witnesses following an assault in Swindon yesterday (Thursday 24th July 2014).

The incident took place in the Town Gardens, Quarry Road, Old Town, at 12.55pm.

A 25-year-old man was assaulted by another man close to the refreshment stand in the park.

The victim received a stab wound to his arm and leg as a result of the assault.

Immediately after the attack, the suspect then ran away from the scene.

The weapon used in the attack was swiftly located by police officers who cordoned off part of the park for forensic purposes.

The victim was taken to the Great Western Hospital in Swindon with serious injuries but it is expected that he will be released today.

Detective Sergeant Phil Walker from Swindon CID said: “This was a violent incident which took place in a busy public park during the summer holidays.

“Officers were on the scene within minutes of the incident being reported and the weapon used was quickly seized by officers.

“The investigation continues and we are pursuing several lines of enquiries.

“I would ask anyone with information on the assault to contact Wiltshire Police immediately.”
Swindon Superintendent Andrew Carr said: “I would like to reassure the Old Town community that a robust police investigation is well underway.

“It is likely that you will see a heightened police presence in and around the local area in the next few days.

“We have increased police patrols in certain areas and I would advise anyone with concerns or issues to make contact with officers directly when they are on the beat.”

Anyone with information should contact Wiltshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.

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