St Austell stabbing: Cyclist picture in hunt for offender

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SuspectImage source, Devon and Cornwall Police
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The suspect was seen cycling in the area

Police have issued a picture of a suspect one year on from a stabbing.

The victim was left with life-threatening injuries outside a shop in Victoria Road, St Austell at about 19:20 BST on 6 July 2021.

Officers hope the picture of a suspect seen cycling near the scene will jog memories of witnesses.

Devon and Cornwall Police said the attack had a "significant effect" on the victim and "we continue to work to bring the culprit to justice".

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Police said the attack had the hallmarks of organised crime

The attack left the victim, aged in his 40s, with several life-threatening stab wounds, said police.

Officers have released an image of a suspect seen cycling to and from the scene and are asking the public for help.

Det Insp Steve Moorcroft said: "We believe the attack had the hallmarks of organised criminality.

"Detectives carried out extensive house-to-house and CCTV enquiries and searches as part of the investigation, tracing several witnesses, and our enquiries continue."

The victim had made a "good recovery", but "still suffers from movement problems and some internal injuries that will be a lifelong issue", he said.

"This attack has understandably had a significant effect on him and we continue to work to bring the culprit to justice."

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