Machete attack report at Plymstock travellers' site: Two arrested one hospitalised

Mid Devon Star: Machete attack report at Plymstock travellers' site: Two arrested one hospitalised Machete attack report at Plymstock travellers' site: Two arrested one hospitalised

Police are investigating an attack on a man in Plymstock, after being called to a report of a machete attack at a travellers site.

Officers were called shortly before 9pm on Monday, December 16 after reports that a man had been attacked with a machete at The Ride travellers’ site on Laira Bridge.

On arrival, a 44-year-old man from Plymouth was found with injuries to his face and arm which are not thought to be life-threatening.

Two local men, aged 28 and 29, were arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and taken into custody at Charles Cross police station.

A police spokesman said: “Although this is very serious offence, it does appear to be an isolated incident. Officers are carrying out extra patrols in the area to reassure local residents.

“We are keen to hear from anyone who may have been witnessed the incident or has information that could assist with the investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting reference EK/13/1098, or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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