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Man from Farnborough arrested in connection with suspected stabbing in Wokingham

An 18 year old man from Farnborough's been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent, in connection with a stabbing in Wokingham in Berkshire.

Officers from Thames Valley Police were called to Station Road at around 9.50pm last night (Monday 1st April), to reports of a fight in progress and, upon arrival, located a man who had sustained several stab wounds.

The victim, a man in his late twenties, was taken to hospital with serious injuries where he remains in a stable condition.

Police believe the altercation may have involved up to five people.

The 18 year old man who was arrested remains in police custody.

Investigating officer Detective Inspector Ash Mohmood, of Force CID at Reading, said:

“We are in the very early stages of this investigation and have arrested one person in connection with the incident.

“I am appealing to anybody who witnessed the assault, or who believes they know anybody involved, to call police. “The victim suffered serious, but thankfully not life-threatening injuries, and remains in hospital.

“I believe that a group of men jumped out of a dark-coloured hatchback vehicle, possibly a Ford Fiesta or Volkswagen Polo to attack the victim before making their escape.

“They are all aged in their late teens to early twenties and were wearing hooded tops.

“This is, of course, a concerning incident, but I would like to reassure the community that I believe this to be an isolated incident.

“I would urge anybody who has any information about the incident, no matter how insignificant you may think this is, to contact police.

“There will be a continued police presence in the area while our investigation continues. Please do not hesitate to speak to one of our officers if you have any concerns or any information that may assist the investigation.

“We are also aware that there may be images of the incident circulating via social media.

“I would urge members of the public not to share as it is disrespectful to those affected and the images or footage may be used as evidence in court.”

Anyone with any information on what happened is asked to call Police on 101, quoting reference URN 1423 (1/4).

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