Cambridgeshire

Man arrested after three assaults in Huntingdon

A man has been arrested after two people were stabbed and another assaulted in Cambridgeshire.

The attacks on two men and a boy took place between 21:20 GMT on Saturday and 03:35 GMT on Sunday in Huntingdon.

A 19-year-old man from Huntingdon is currently being questioned on suspicion of assault.

Two men aged 19 and 23 remain in hospital in a stable condition after being stabbed. Police believe the three incidents were linked.

Detectives have renewed their appeal for witnesses to the assaults.

The first victim, a 17-year-old boy, was assaulted by four men near the Acorn Centre. He received a head injury but did not need medical treatment.

'Sketchy details'

A 19-year-old man sustained serious injuries after being stabbed in Sallowbush Road at 01:05 GMT.

The third victim, a 23-year-old man, suffered multiple stab wounds in Nene Road at 03:35 GMT.

Det Sgt Matt Swash, of Cambridgeshire Police, said the assaults were being taken "extremely seriously" and a number of officers were involved in the investigation.

"The exact details of these assaults remain sketchy but all three victims say they were attacked by three white men," he said.

He confirmed that patrols had been increased in the area and would remain in place overnight.

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