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Nine arrests and police appeal for witnesses following incident in Cheltenham

Police are appealing for information in connection with an incident in Cheltenham on Sunday (May 2) where a man suffered suspected stab wounds.

Eight men and one boy have been arrested in connection with an incident where a man suffered a suspected stab wound to his back Sunday night around 11pm.

At 11.50pm police were called by the ambulance service to lower Cheltenham High Street with a report that a man had sustained a suspected stab wound.

He was taken to Southmead Hospital by the ambulance service and has since been released and is in a stable condition.

Two 18-year-old men from Cheltenham were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. A 21-year-old man from Tyne and Wear was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. A 25-year-old man from Cheltenham was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and grievous bodily harm. A 17-year-old boy from Cheltenham was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and grievous bodily harm.

An 18-year-old man from Oxford was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm. A 23-year-old man from Cheltenham was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

A 20-year-old man from Cheltenham was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and possession of a class B drug. A 22-year-old man from Evesham was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and affray.

It appears that all those involved knew each other.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police on 101 and quote incident 466 of 2 May. You can also provide information anonymously by calling independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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