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Police release statement after knife attack outside petrol station


Cops have released a statement after two men were arrested following a stabbing in Shropshire.

Emergency services were called to an incident outside the BP garage on Beatrice Street, Oswestry, on Monday, September 20.

One man had sustained stab wounds and was treated by paramedics at 8.17pm.

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Luckily, his injuries are not thought to be serious.

Police had been called to the scene of disorder on Swan Lane earlier in the evening which they believe to is linked to the stabbing.

Two men, aged 18 and 43, were arrested at the scene on suspicion of affray.

West Mercia Police told BlackCountryLive: “On Monday, September 20 at 7.45pm we were called to an incident on Swan Lane, Oswestry following reports of a disorder involving a group of individuals.

“We then received a second call to Beatrice Street just before 8pm following further reports of a disorder outside the BP garage.

“Two men aged 18 and 43 were then arrested at the scene on suspicion of affray. We believe the two incidents are linked.”

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We were called to reports of a stabbing on Beatrice Street at 8.17pm, one ambulance attended the scene.

“On arrival, we discovered one patient, a man, who was treated for injuries not believed to be serious before being taken to hospital for further assessment.”

Anyone with information is encouraged to get in touch with cops by calling 101 quoting incident 599i of 20 September 2021, or by visiting the West Mercia Police website.

Alternatively, if you have information but don’t feel comfortable speaking to police, you can speak to the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.

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