Man killed and another fighting for life in hospital after daylight stabbing in Royal Leamington Spa

A man has been knifed to death and another left fighting for life in a double stabbing in broad daylight today (Wed).

Police and ambulance crews dashed to Tachbrook Road, in Royal Leamington Spa, Warks., just before 11am.

One man died at the scene while another man was rushed to hospital.

Police have cordoned off the area while forensics teams conduct a fingertip search of the area.

A spokesperson from Warwickshire Police said: "We are responding to a report of two people being stabbed in Tachbrook Road, Leamington Spa.

"One male has been declared dead at the scene and another taken to hospital.

"The incident was reported to police at 11.01am.

"Anyone with information that could help police with their enquiries should call 101 quoting incident 137 of January 15."

A spokesperson from West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a stabbing involving two people on Tachbrook Road in Leamington at 10.58am this morning.

"Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance attended the scene.

"Ambulance staff arrived to find two patients, both men, who had sustained serious injuries.

"Despite the best efforts of ambulance staff, one man was sadly confirmed deceased on scene.

"A second man received advanced trauma care from ambulance staff before being taken by land ambulance on blue lights to a major trauma centre for further emergency care."

The area where the attack happened is in the heart of the student area in the town.