Detectives investigate incident in Faringdon Park, Swindon
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Detectives are appealing for information following an incident in Faringdon Park, Swindon.
The incident is believed to have happened between 5.30pm and 6pm yesterday (7/5).
A group of young people were approached by a group of males within the park.
A disorder subsequently took place and the victim sustained injuries as a result of a knife being used during the incident. He was taken to hospital and has since been discharged.
Sgt Rich Tottle of the Central South Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “This was a nasty, unprovoked incident in which the victim sustained multiple injuries. “We understand there were a number of witnesses to this incident; it was a warm day yesterday and people were out enjoying the park. If this was you and you witnessed the incident, I’d urge you to call police with any information you may have, regardless of how insignificant it may seem as it could potentially help us with our enquiries. “You may notice an increased police presence in the area today as officers conduct reassurance patrols and continue with enquiries – please do not be alarmed by this.”
Detective Sergeant Louise Kuklinski added: “I want to reassure the community that we are conducting a thorough and fast paced investigation in order to identify the individuals responsible for what occurred in Faringdon Park yesterday afternoon. "These offenders have attacked a group of others in the middle of a busy park in broad daylight. They have produced weapons and used them and I can only imagine the impact that this could have on other members of the public that were enjoying social time at the weekend.
"Detectives are working alongside the local central neighbourhoods team in order to identify the individuals responsible for this incident and I would like to make it clear that we will not tolerate this offending. We will do everything we can to identify those responsible and my plea to the public is to help us to do this. If you were there and you saw what happened then please call us, if you have any information or other evidence that can help us then please make contact as soon as you can. "Knife crime and violence has no place within our communities and we will work tirelessly to bring offenders to justice.”
Anyone with any information should call 101 and quote crime reference number 54220046836.