A main road in Swindon is closed this morning as detectives investigate a stabbing.
A 36-year-old man suffered serious injuries to his head and back at around 6.30am this morning, in Godwin Court – which runs between High Street and Hoopers Place.
Around ten police unit were seen on blue lights and sirens racing to the Old Town scene in convoy from Gablecross Police Station just after the incident.
A police dog arrived at 7.45am, to tracking the scent of suspects who ran from the scene.
A forensic investigator arrived at the scene at around 8.50am, and is currently photographing the scenes. There are three crime scenes in place; High Street, Godwin Court and outside the Co-operative store’s back entrance (car park).
The victim’s been taken to hospital, but isn’t thought to be in a life-threatening condition.
A spokesperson for Wiltshire Police said: “We were contacted by the ambulance service just before 6.30am this morning regarding a report of a man with serious injuries in the Godwin Court area of Old Town.
“The 36-year-old man has been taken to Great Western Hospital with serious head and back injuries. He is not thought to be in a life threatening condition.
“The public are likely to see an increased police presence in the Old Town area as our enquiries progress.
“Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call us now on 101 and quote log number 76.”
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