Three people have been arrested after a man was stabbed at a park in Swindon town centre.
Emergency services swarmed Queen’s Park from all directions shortly after 4pm this afternoon (Friday, 12 August) following a report of serious disorder.
A man in his 30s sustained knife wounds during the incident – and was rushed to hospital.
Wiltshire 999s understands officers arrested three people – including an 18-year-old man, who is being held in custody on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.
Three crime scenes were erected and guarded around the park as police launched an urgent probe – with two of the cordons containing clothing, potentially left by the perperator/s.
The attack was carried out just metres from the organisers of Pride Picnic, an even by Swindon and Wiltshire Pride – which is due to continue as usual tomorrow.
The stabbing isn’t believed to have been connected in any way to the LGBTQ+ event.
Duty Supt Phil Staynings said: “People may notice an increased police presence in the area this afternoon while officers continue with their enquiries – please do not be alarmed by this.
”If you have any concerns, please do approach an officer.”
Anyone with information should call Wiltshire Police on 101 and quote log number 200 of today.
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