Reassurance message and appeal for witnesses to Nuneaton incident
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We’d like to reassure the community and appeal for witnesses to an incident at a house in Nuneaton at the weekend.
Officers were called shortly before 2.30am on Saturday (4 November) after a report of two people having been stabbed at an address on Meadowside.
A 16-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man suffered injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening and remain in a stable condition in hospital at this time.
Shortly afterwards, officers arrested three 17-year-old boys from Nuneaton on suspicion of assault – GBH. An 18-year-old man from Nuneaton was also arrested on suspicion of attempt murder. All four have been bailed until January.
On Monday (6 November), a 17-year-old boy from Leicestershire was arrested on suspicion of assault – GBH. He’s been bailed until January.
This morning (Tuesday) a 17-year-old boy from Hinckley was arrested on suspicion of attempt murder. He remains in police custody at this time.
Scene guards remain in place and enquiries are currently ongoing, but the incident is being treated at isolated and there was not believed to be any risk to the wider public.
Detective Inspector Carl Buckley said: “I know this will cause the community great concern, but I would like to reassure them we have begun a thorough investigation and as part of that, they can expect to see a heightened police presence in the area while our officers carry out their enquiries.
“Thankfully we were able to respond quickly, and the victims did not suffer more serious injuries.
“That being said, we’ve made a number of arrests in connection with the incident, which we believe to be isolated from our initial investigation.
“We believe there may be more people who haven’t been in touch but can help, and we’re particularly keen to hear from anyone who was in the area between 2am and 3am and noticed anyone acting suspiciously.
“Equally we’d encourage anyone who has mobile phone or dashcam footage to come forward. Any information you provide could really assist with our investigation.”
If you can help please contact us quoting incident 42 of 4 November or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.