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Man stabbed during motorbike robbery

Editorial Correspondent 15th May, 2022 Updated: 15th May, 2022

A MAN was stabbed during a motorbike robbery in Rugby yesterday evening (Saturday May 14).

Police were called to Bilton Road near the junction with Dunster Close at around 8.30pm following reports a man had been stabbed and had his motorbike stolen.

The man in his 40s was found with a serious injury to his abdomen and was taken to hospital where he underwent surgery overnight. He is currently in a stable condition.

A 32-year-old suspect was arrested on suspicion of wounding a short time later in Wentworth Road. He was taken to hospital with a head injury and police are waiting to question him.

The motorbike was later recovered.

Det Insp Cawail Wong said: “We fully understand how shocking this incident is for the local community and we’d like to reassure them a thorough investigation is underway.

“We’re working hard to establish the full circumstances that led to this terrifying incident. I’d urge anyone with information to get in touch as a matter of urgency.

“Residents will continue to see increased levels of police activity while enquiries are carried out.”

Any witnesses, anyone with information, or anyone with CCTV or dash cam footage from the area around the time of the incident can call police on 101 quoting incident 360 of May 14. Information can also be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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