Three people arrested in connection with Bedworth assault
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Officers are investigating and appealing for witnesses after an isolated incident in Bedworth saw two boys and one man arrested on suspicion of assault.
At around 7pm yesterday (Tuesday) a man in his 40s was walking in the alleyway off Park Road next to Appleyard Close when he was approached by a number of men.
The men are reported to have assaulted him with what is believed to be a bladed article. The victim was taken to hospital where he remains with injuries to his back, which are not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing.
Armed officers were quickly deployed and this morning (Wednesday), a 15-year-old boy, a 16-year-old boy and a 42-year-old man – all from Bedworth – were arrested on suspicion of assault – GBH.
All three remain in police custody at this time.
Enquiries are underway and we would like to hear from anyone who saw what happened, or who was in the area of Park Road and Appleyard Close between 6.45pm and 7.15pm.
Chief Inspector Steve Davies said: “I appreciate this incident is concerning, but I would like to reassure them a thorough investigation is being conducted by our CID team and we believe it to be an isolated incident with no risk to the wider public.
“We responded quickly and three people were arrested in connection with the incident, however we will continue to carry out enquiries and will have officers from our Safer Neighbourhood Team across the town this morning engaging with members of the community and reviewing CCTV.
“We’re keen to establish exactly what went on and would encourage anyone who was in the vicinity of Park Road, saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area at the time of the incident, or has any mobile phone footage to come forward.
"Any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could help with our ongoing investigation.”
Anyone who can help should report it online or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting incident number 354 of 16 May.