Two people have been stabbed during an ‘altercation’ in Bath city centre.
Avon and Somerset Police were called to the incident outside Sainsbury’s at around 3.15pm yesterday (Tuesday, 20 September).
Following the attack, three of the men fled the scene on bicycles to a property in Rosewell Court, off James Street West. The fourth made off on foot to Green Park.
Four men, including the two with knife wounds, were arrested – with three in custody and one remaining in hospital for treatment.
Cordons were initially in place at the scene of the incident as well as the Rosewell Court address and Green Park as specialist crime scene investigators examined them.
A machete and a quantity of drugs were seized from the Rosewell Court property.
Neighbourhood Inspector Ruth Gawler said: “Violent incidents of this nature do not happen very often in Bath and we’d like to reassure the local community we believe it be an isolated one.
“Officers were very quickly on the scene and four men were detained within an hour of the altercation having taken place even though they’d fled to separate locations.
“While two of those arrested are receiving hospital treatment, all four will be questioned by officers about their involvement in due course.
“Officers are also reviewing CCTV and have already spoken with a number of witnesses as their enquiries continue.”
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