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Bristol Post
Toby Codd

Man suffers 'life-changing' injuries after alleged blade attack in St Pauls

A man suffered potentially life-changing injuries after allegedly being assaulted in St Pauls. He was reportedly approached by an unknown man before being attacked with a blade.

Avon and Somerset Police say a 37-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the attack which took place last Tuesday (June 20). Investigating officers are now appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

The victim, aged in his 40s, suffered deep cuts to his head, hands and arms in the attack. Police say he was walking along Frome Valley Walkway when he was approached at some time between 11pm and 11.30pm.

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He then fled towards St Pauls Roundabout Tunnel but was confronted again and attacked with the blade. Police say he was rushed to hospital and is now recovering at home.

The suspect is described by the victim as black, in his 30s, around 6ft to 6ft 2ins tall, of slim build, with short, black hair. He was wearing a black hooded jumper, dark trousers, and trainers.

Investigating officer, DS Lisa Jones, said: "A 37-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and released on police bail and our investigation is ongoing.

"This is a serious assault which has resulted in one person sustaining significant injuries while they were walking and minding their own business.

"Knife crime is a very serious matter. Anyone who makes the decision to carry a knife on their person is making a choice. Someone could be seriously harmed or worse, even if you only choose to carry a knife for protection."

Avon and Somerset Police added: If you were in the area and witnessed the incident, or the moments before or after, please contact us on 101 and quote reference 5223146017 to the call handler.

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