2nd Mar, 2021

Two more arrests made in connection with 'horrific' daylight attack

Editorial Correspondent 9th Feb, 2021 Updated: 9th Feb, 2021

TWO people have been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender in connection with a ‘terrifying’ broad daylight assault which left a man with serious stab wounds.

Detectives are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the attack, which took place in Balcombe Road at around 12.20pm on Sunday (February 7).

A man in his 20s was found with two stab wounds. He is in a critical but stable condition in hospital.

Police today (Tuesday February 9) arrested a 43-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man, both from Rugby, on suspicion of assisting an offender.

On Sunday, a 21-year-old man from Rugby was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. He remains in police custody.

Officers later arrested a 15-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man, both from Rugby, on suspicion of attempted murder. They have been bailed until next month pending further enquiries.

Det Ch Insp Jon Belcher from Warwickshire Police CID said: “This was a horrific attack in broad daylight, which has understandably caused a great deal of alarm in the local community.

“We are carrying out a thorough investigation to establish the circumstances and there will continue to be a high police presence in the area to provide reassurance as part of our ongoing work.

“We’re particularly keen for two female witnesses who stopped at the scene to come forward. We believe they gave details of a vehicle that was seen in the area at the time but they have not yet spoken to us.

“If you were those women, please get in touch with the investigating team.”

Call police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting incident 120 of February 7.


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