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Stamford stabbing an "isolated incident" say police




A man was stabbed in Stamford on July 9 Photo: Lee Hellwing (2942250)
A man was stabbed in Stamford on July 9 Photo: Lee Hellwing (2942250)

Stamford's top cop said Monday's stabbing in Elizabeth Road was an "isolated incident" and there was no reason for widespread concern among residents.

Community policing inspector for Stamford, Bourne and The Deepings, Inspector Ian Martin, said that incidents of this nature were "extremely rare" in the town.

He said: "While in close proximity to a local school, this is an isolated incident where the people involved were known to each other, and there is no cause for wider concern.

"Thankfully these incidents in Stamford are extremely rare, and while this has caused minor disruption to other members of the public, gathering evidence is a necessary part of investigations and I apologise for any inconvenience this has caused."

A man was stabbed in Stamford on July 9 Photo: Lee Hellwing (2942252)
A man was stabbed in Stamford on July 9 Photo: Lee Hellwing (2942252)

Police received a call at around 10am on Monday, July 9, to reports of a stabbing near Bluecoat Primary School.

"A man had been chased by a woman, and in doing so he had received a non-life threatening injury to his leg from a knife," said Inspector Martin.

"Officers were in the area swiftly and the suspect was arrested soon after."

Meanwhile, a spokeswoman for the air ambulance confirmed a team had been involved in treating the wounded man.

The helicopter landed on the field at Bluecoat Primary School.

A man was stabbed in Stamford on July 9 Photo: Lee Hellwing (2942256)
A man was stabbed in Stamford on July 9 Photo: Lee Hellwing (2942256)

"The Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance was dispatched to a medical incident in Stamford at 10.15am on Monday, July 9," said the spokeswoman.

"Our crew arrived in just 18 minutes.

"They assisted the land crew before the patient was taken to hospital by land.

"Our crew was immediately tasked to their next job – an RTC in Lincoln."



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