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Police arrest suspect, 33, who ‘stabbed a man with a pair of scissors’ in Bedworth

Police arrest suspect, 33, who 'stabbed a man with a pair of scissors' in Bedworth 2

Police ‘Taser’ and arrest suspect, 33, ‘covered in blood’ who ‘stabbed a man in his 20s with a pair of scissors and injured 10 others in Warwickshire market town attack’

  • Police have ‘Tasered’ and arrested lone attack, 33, after Bedworth attack
  • He allegedly assaulted 10 other people before he was arrested
  • Detective Sergeant Rich Simpkins described it as a ‘nasty incident’

Police have ‘Tasered’ and arrested a suspected lone attacker who allegedly stabbed a man with a pair of scissors and injured 10 others in a Warwickshire market town today, it has been claimed.

A shopkeeper said that a man ‘assaulted people coming from town and supposedly kicked a man’s dog’ before ‘pulling a pair of scissors on staff’ inside a shop on Leicester Road in Bedworth at 8am.

‘One of our customers was going into the town, the man had a go at him, then they came back up here covered in blood’, the business owner told the Coventry Telegraph.

The suspected attacker allegedly stormed up and down Leicester Road, near to the One Stop store in the town near Coventry, threatening people. A man was arrested after police allegedly Tasered him. 

Police have issued an appeal for other potential victims to come forward after the series of attacks. 

Google Streetview of Leicester Road in Bedworth, Warwickshire

Google Streetview of Leicester Road in Bedworth, Warwickshire  

A Warwickshire Police spokesman said: ‘Officers were called to reports that a number of people had been assaulted – a man in his 20s is believed to have been stabbed and remains in hospital in a stable condition, while a further 10 victims have been identified as having sustained minor injuries.

‘A 33-year-man from Bedworth was arrested in connection with this incident and remains in police custody at this time.’

Detective Sergeant Rich Simpkins described it as a ‘nasty incident’ and appealed for anyone else injured to come forward.

He said: ‘This was a nasty incident which has left a number of people with injuries and I know this will cause the community great concern.

A lone attacker allegedly stabbed a man in his 20s with a pair of scissors on Leicester Road

A lone attacker allegedly stabbed a man in his 20s with a pair of scissors on Leicester Road

‘The public can expect to see a heightened police presence in and around Bedworth town centre to provide reassurance while our officers continue to conduct their enquiries.

‘We have a man in custody and are not looking for any further suspects in connection with this incident.

‘We know that a number of people were in the area at around the time of the incident and that there may be more members of the public who may have been approached or assaulted.

‘If you were approached or may have witnessed the incident, I would urge you to get in touch. Any information you may have could really assist with our investigation.’

Anyone with information, or with dashcam or phone footage of the Coventry Road and Gilbert Close area between 7.45am and 8.05am should call 101 quoting incident number 91 of 23 April. Details can also be provided anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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