Hereford & Worcester

Hereford stabbings: Two men hurt in attacks

Police cordon in Hunderton area of Hereford
Image caption A police cordon was put up in the Hunderton area of Hereford

Two men have been treated in hospital following two "serious attacks" in Hereford.

West Mercia Police said the two victims were believed to have been stabbed in the Hunderton and Westfaling Street areas of the city.

One of the injured men has been taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham where he remains in a critical condition, police said.

The force said five people, four men and a woman, have been arrested.

The other victim sustained serious injuries.

'Unprovoked assaults'

The men were found in Westfaling Street and at the junction of Hunderton Road and Golden Post. Officers want to hear from anyone in those areas between 15:30 BST and 16:00.

Supt Ivan Powell said: "We would like to reassure local people that we believe that we have now accounted for all suspects connected with the incidents.

"We are in the very early stages of our investigation, but what I can say at this stage is that these appear to have been two separate, unprovoked assaults on members of the public.

"It is not thought that the victims are either known to each other or know their attackers.

"A large police presence will remain on the ground while we investigate and reassure local residents."

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