Double stabbing in Devon's Barnstable as blood oozes on Bear street

Police in Barnstaple are dealing with what they call ‘a serious incident’ in Bear Street.

It is unclear what has happened. But a shopkeeper on the street has told Global247news they believe a double stabbing has taken place and an air ambulance has landed.

Devon and Cornwall Police are yet to confirm what has happened, but say two people have been taken to hospital with another detained at the scene.

Officers are asking people to avoid the area.

Andy Waddell – Commercial Director at local furniture manufacturer, Devonshire Pine, told Global247news of what he witnessed.
He said: “There was blooding oozing out of two bodies lying on the street from what I could see”
“It looked like the cops were on the chase for a suspect as police cars were blaring everywhere”

In a statement, Devon and Cornwall Police said: “Police were called to Bear Street, Barnstaple, at around 4.20pm following reports of a serious assault.

“One person has been taken to hospital and another person has been detained at the scene. Officers remain in the area and the incident is ongoing.

“Members of the public are asked to avoid the area at this time.”


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