Three people in custody after man is allegedly stabbed in Swadlincote
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Three people have been arrested after a man was allegedly stabbed in Swadlincote this evening.
Officers were called to Eureka Park in the town shortly before 8pm to reports of an injured man.
The 19-year-old man was airlifted to hospital where he remains.
Officers arrested three people shortly afterwards – two men and one woman. They remain in custody and will be questioned.
We are not able to confirm at this time if this case is linked to the tragic death of 17-year-old Benjamin Orton in the town on Saturday evening during an incident which also saw a 20-year-old man injured.
Detectives are appealing for witnesses to what happened in Eureka Park this evening. Although several people have come forward, we believe there are other passers-by who have yet to contact us. In particular, two men walking dogs were seen in the park and they may have witnessed something which could help the inquiry.
Officers will remain at the scene tonight and patrols are being increased.
Witnesses or anyone with information should contact use quoting reference 21000333165;
- Facebook – send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
- Twitter – direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact
- Website – complete the online contact form www.derbyshire.police.uk/ContactUs.
- Phone – call us on 101.
You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org.