Dozens of police officers were involved in a hour-long search in Swindon last night, after a man suffered serious head and chest injuries during what is understood to be a ‘knife attack’.
Wiltshire Police were contacted by a member of the public reporting a group of youths acting suspiciously in Shrewsbury Road in Walcot at around 10.40pm.
Officers attended and, assisted by the police helicopter, carried out a thorough search of the area.
A short while later we were alerted to a man being admitted to Great Western Hospital with serious head and chest injuries. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
A police spokesperson said: “Due to the nature of his injuries we are still waiting to speak to him to ascertain exactly what happened. No arrests have been made at this stage.
“Investigations are ongoing and we would appeal for anyone with information to call Swindon CID on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”
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