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Fresh details emerge over 'machete attack' near Newquay

Fresh details emerge over 'machete attack' near Newquay

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 4:46pm 1st August 2018. (Updated at 9:15am 2nd August 2018)

A man remains in a critical condition after a suspected 'machete attack' in St Columb Major.

Police were called to reports that somebody had been stabbed at an address late on Sunday night.

A 30-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries to his abdomen and was airlifted to hospital.

A Newquay man was later arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and possession of cannabis.

The 42-year-old has been released on bail until the end of August and enquiries are ongoing.

"Police were called by ambulance at around 11.10pm on Sunday night to an address in St Columb Major following reports that a man had been stabbed.

"Emergency services attended the scene where it was reported that the victim had been injured with a bladed article, possibly a machete.

"It's thought that the offenders left the scene in a vehicle.

"The victim, a 30-year-old man, sustained life-threatening injuries to his abdomen and was taken to Derriford hospital by Search and Rescue helicopter.

"He remains in hospital in a critical condition.

"A 42-year-old man from Newquay was later arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and possession of cannabis. He was later released on police bail until Monday 27th August.

"Enquiries are continuing into this incident."

Devon and Cornwall Police

Read more: Officers say it was an isolated incident and are reassuring the local community the town is safe.

Anyone who witnessed any suspicious behaviour in the area or has any information is asked to contact police on 101@dc.police.uk or call 101 quoting CR/068876/18.

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