Man and teen arrested after Newquay stabbing

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A man and a teenager have been arrested following a stabbing incident that left the victim with serious injuries. Police were called to reports of an altercation in the area of a laundrette in Newquay yesterday (April 30).

A man aged in his 40s sustained suspected stab wounds and his injuries are currently believed to be serious, according to police. They say the casualty is in a stable condition and remains in hospital. The area is still cordoned off after the incident between 2.30pm and 3.10pm started in Tower Road and continued in an alley.

In a statement issued today (May 1), Devon and Cornwall Police said: “The incident continued to an alleyway off Higher Tower Road where a further serious assault is reported to have taken place and a man aged in his 40s sustained suspected stab wounds.

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“The casualty’s injuries are currently believed to be serious and he is in a stable condition in hospital, where he continues to receive treatment.

“A 20-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy, both from the Newquay area, have been arrested on suspicion of assault. Both remain in police custody at this time while enquiries continue. A police cordon remains in place at the scene at this time.

“Anyone with information in relation to the incident is asked to email, or call 101, quoting log 573 of 30 April.”

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One witness told CornwallLive: “The air ambulance went up higher Tower Road, right onto Pentire Road, and into the grass carpark where the air ambulance landed. One person was on a stretcher in back of land ambulance too. I saw someone being detained in handcuffs at top of Crantock Street.”

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