Stockwood double stabbing: Live updates on BMX track ‘altercation’ as police arrest man, 61

The incident occurred last night and a man has since been arrested
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Below are live updates on the incident - Avon and Somerset Police remain at the scene and have called for witnesses to come forward.

“We ask that anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has footage which could help our inquiry, phone 101 and provide the call handler with the reference 5223094229.”

Stockwood double stabbing updates

Key Events

  • Boy, 16, entered pub to alert staff he had been stabbed
  • Man, 61, is arrested after receiving hospital treatment related to the incident
  • Boy, 16, and man, 20, treated at BRI for injuries
  • Police have cordoned off Stockwood BMX track as investigation begins

Man, 61, released on bail after arrest

Enquiries are continuing into the incident.

As part of their investigation into the incident at Stockwood Pump Track, officers are appealing for any witnesses or anyone who has information which could help them establish what took place.

Three people, a 16-year-old boy and two men aged 20 and 61, received hospital treatment for injuries sustained in the incident. The 61-year-old man was subsequently arrested and has since been released on bail. Neighbourhood Inspector Chris Starr said: “We are keeping an open mind about what took place at the bike track on Sunday evening as we look to piece together what happened. “One man has already been interviewed and given his account and we will, in due course, also be speaking to those who sustained injuries along with anyone else we identify as being involved. “In the meantime, neighbourhood officers are conducting regular patrols through the park and in the surrounding area to provide reassurance to the community. “Should anyone have any concerns relating to the incident, I encourage them to speak to one of my officers or contact us on the non-emergency 101 number. “Anyone who was at Stockwood Pump Track at around 9pm on Sunday who saw anything which could be relevant to our investigation is asked to get in touch. “We’d also be interested to hear from anyone who has mobile phone footage of any part of the incident.”

Ambulance service was alerted to incident around 9pm

A spokesperson for the South Western Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) has told BristolWorld: “We were called at 20.55hrs on Sunday 23 April to an incident in the Stockwood area. We sent two double-crewed land ambulances and two rapid response vehicles and conveyed two patients by land ambulances to Bristol Royal Infirmary.”

Stockwood councillor warns incident could have been 'murder’

Graham Morris, Conservative Councillor for Stockwood Ward has spoken to BristolWorld about the incident.

He said: “Like many, we are saddened to hear of a stabbing in Stockwood Ward.

“Thankfully this is a rare occurrence and we hope it stays this way. We hope the victim makes a full recovery and the perpetrator is identified and prosecuted.

“We would like to thank the emergency services for their prompt response. Individuals need to realise the consequences of their actions. If the knife had penetrated another part of the body we could be talking about a murder. Carrying knives can only lead to negative consequences and we need to do what we can to enable people to make the right choices.”

Man, 61, is arrested

A 61-year-old man has been arrested after a 16-year-old boy and 20-year-old man were treated at the BRI for injuries sustained in the incident.

A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police told BristolWorld: “Detectives are investigating an altercation between a number of young men and another man at Stockwood Pump Track at around 9pm yesterday (Monday 23 April).

“A 16-year-old boy and a 20-year-old man were treated at Bristol Royal Infirmary for injuries sustained in the incident.

“A 61-year-old man also received treatment at Royal United Hospital in Bath before being arrested and taken into police custody. Thankfully, none of the injuries are deemed life threatening or life changing.

“Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has footage which could help our inquiry, is asked to phone 101 and provide the call handler with the reference 5223094229.”

Police cordon off BMX track as investigation gets underway

Police have cordoned off a large area of Stockwood after the altercation, last night.

The area, near Whittock Road, has been taped off by police at Stockwood Pump Track to allow specialist crime scene investigators to examine the area. Bristol World attended the park earlier this morning.

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The scene this morning

A large area has been taped off by police.A large area has been taped off by police.
A large area has been taped off by police.

Teenager walks into pub after being ‘stabbed’ last night

A landlady and customers came to the aid of a boy who walked into her Stockwood pub saying ‘call an ambulance, I’ve been stabbed’.

Hayley Lip, landlady of the Harvesters in Harrington Road for 23 years, quickly responded to the boy’s plea when he entered the establishment soon after 9pm last night (April 23).

While one of the four customers inside called 999, she gave him two Thatchers cider mats and told him to apply them to the bleeding wound on his leg. The boy had a second wound on his waist - but this wasn’t bleeding.

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