Officers continue to appeal for witnesses of assault in Tuffley
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Police are continuing to appeal for information in connection with an assault in Tuffley, Gloucester yesterday (24 June) where a man suffered serious injuries.
At 3.40pm police were called with a report that two men had been attacked by three other men with weapons, including a knife, on Tuffley Lane.
One man in his fifties suffered serious injuries and was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital by the ambulance service where he remains in a stable condition.
The other man, in his thirties, received minor wounds which were treated at the scene.
Local officers and PCSO are conducting extra patrols in the area to reassure the community.
This morning officers attended a school close to where the incident happened to provide support to pupils who may have been affected the incident.
Detective Inspector Louise Missen said: “We are asking anyone who witnessed this incident and who has not yet spoken to police to get in touch.
“We're in the early stages of an investigation but at this stage it's thought that this was not a random attack but that those involved were known to each other.
“This was a serious attack that happened at a time and place where many people were passing by.
“If you saw any suspicious activity in the area around the time, or witnessed the incident unfold please contact us.”
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police on 101 and quote incident 276 of 24 June or submit information online by completing the following form: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/
You can also provide information anonymously by calling independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online via https://crimestoppers-uk.org/