Suspect arrested for ‘murder’ after man knifed to death and several injured in Cornwall stabbings
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after stabbings in Cornwall left at least one dead and several people injured.
Police were called to Castle Canyke Road in Bodmin at around 3.15am on Sunday following reports of a serious altercation.
In a statement the force said it was reported that someone was in possession of a knife and multiple people had sustained suspected stab wounds.
A man in his 30s was confirmed dead at the scene.
At least seven other men and women have been injured and taken to hospital to receive treatment. At this time none are being treated as life-threatening.
A 24-year-old man from Bodmin has been arrested on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
Detective Inspector Ilona Rosson from the Major Crime Investigation Team said: “Following an incident in Bodmin last night, a man in his 30s has been confirmed deceased and officers are supporting his next of kin.
“At this time we are treating this as an isolated matter and we are not seeking anyone else in connection to this incident.
“This is a live and active police investigation, and I would urge people not to speculate on social media but if you have information which may assist us, please report it.”
East Cornwall Local Policing Superintendent Rob Youngman said: “This investigation is in its early stages and the public can expect to see a heightened policing presence around Bodmin today whilst enquiries are ongoing.
“Understandably this incident will have an impact on the local community, and our thoughts are with the families of the victims.
“Cordons will stay in place today whilst officers gather information and evidence from the scene.
“Anyone who has not yet been spoken to by officers and has any information which may assist our investigation, please get in touch. This could include any relevant dash-cam, mobile/video phone and CCTV footage from the area of Victoria Square and along Castle Canyke Road.”