TWO people have been arrested on suspicion of conspiring to commit murder – and a further six, one as young as 15, on suspicion of attempted murder – after a man was stabbed in Rugby on Monday night (September 12).
At around 11.05pm, police received reports of a group chasing a man on Jackson Road.
During the incident, a man received a stab wound to the shoulder. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Yesterday (Tuesday September 13), officers arrested a 30-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman from Rugby on suspicion of conspiring to commit murder.
Six males, aged 15 to 18, have also been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
Rugby Safer Neighbourhood Team Inspector Sally Bunyard-Spiers said: “Incidents like this are rare in Rugby, and they will understandably cause concern among residents.
“Arrests have been made swiftly, and our officers have stepped up patrols in the area to make sure residents feel safe.
“We are also working alongside Rugby Borough Council and other partners to tackle the root causes of these issues.”
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call police on 101, citing incident number 358 of September 12.
Information can also be given anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org or calling 0800 555 111.