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Chiara Fiorillo & Charlotte Hadfield

One dead and seven injured after 'stabbing' near nightclub

A man in his 30s has died and seven people have been injured following a suspected stabbing outside a nightclub.

Police were called to reports of a serious altercation in Bodmin, Cornwall in the early hours of Sunday (April 30). Officers have been at the scene near to the Eclipse Nightclub since 3.15am, with road closures currently in place.

One man was pronounced dead at the scene and at least seven other men and women were taken to hospital for treatment of their injuries, Devon and Cornwall Police said.

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The force confirmed a 24-year-old man has been arrested and remains in police custody, the Mirror Online reports.

Leigh Frost, Cornwall Councillor for Bodmin St Petroc, said on Facebook this morning: "Many of you are aware of the awful tragic news that has happened on Castle Canyke Road last night. The police are on the scene and access to the road is closed.

"At the moment I strongly urge everyone to let the professionals do their jobs and keep the speculation to a minimum. My thoughts are with the victims and their families."

Devon and Cornwall police said in a statement: "Police were called at 3.15am on Sunday 30 April to the area of Victoria Square on Castle Canyke Road following a report of a serious altercation.

"It was further reported that someone was in possession of a knife and that multiple people had sustained suspected stab wounds.

"A man in his 30s was confirmed deceased at the scene. His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

"At least seven other men and women have been injured and taken to hospital to receive treatment. At this time none are being treated as life-threatening.

"A 24-year-old man from Bodmin has been arrested on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and causing grievous bodily harm with intent. He remains in police custody at this time.

"Detective Inspector Ilona Rosson from the Major Crime Investigation Team said: “Following an incident in Bodmin last night, a man in his 30s has been confirmed deceased and officers are supporting his next of kin.

"At this time we are treating this as an isolated matter and we are not seeking anyone else in connection to this incident.

"This is a live and active police investigation, and I would urge people not to speculate on social media but if you have information which may assist us, please report it."

East Cornwall Local Policing Superintendent, Rob Youngman said: "This investigation is in its early stages and the public can expect to see a heightened policing presence around Bodmin today whilst enquiries are ongoing.

"Understandably this incident will have an impact on the local community, and our thoughts are with the families of the victims.

"Cordons will stay in place today whilst officers gather information and evidence from the scene.

"Anyone who has not yet been spoken to by officers and has any information which may assist our investigation, please get in touch. This could include any relevant dash-cam, doorbell and CCTV footage from the area of Victoria Square and along Castle Canyke Road."

If you witnessed the incident or have any information, including footage that could help with enquiries, please contact police via the Major Incident Public Portal.


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