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Machete Assault Horror

By Beth Perry 1st August 2018

Machete Assault Horror

Police are appealing for witnesses after a machete attack in St Columb Major has left a man fighting for his life.

A 30-year-old man is in Derriford Hospital in Plymouth after being attacked by two suspects late on Sunday night.

Neighbours reportedly heard cries for help from the victim and immediately called an ambulance just before 11pm.

When the paramedics arrived they found the man with life-threatening stab wounds and swiftly arranged for him to be flown to Derriford by a Coastguard Search and Rescue helicopter.

Police, who were called by the ambulance crew, arrived at about 11.10pm. A police spokesperson said: “Emergency services attended the scene where it was reported that the man had been injured with a machete. It’s thought that the offenders left the scene in a vehicle.  
“The victim, a 30-year-old man, sustained life-threatening injuries to his abdomen and was taken to
Derriford by helicopter for treatment where he remains. Inquiries are ongoing into this matter.”

Inspector Dave Meredith confirmed Devon and Cornwall Police are looking for two suspects.

He said: “This is certainly an isolated incident and I can understand how this would shock the
community. St Columb Major is a very safe place to live, work and visit.”

Police are working alongside St Columb Town Council to inspect local CCTV footage from the area.

A police spokesperson said: “Anyone who witnessed any suspicious behaviour in the area, or has any information, is asked to contact police at or call 101, quoting log 1010 Sunday July 29.”

By Beth Perry 1st August 2018

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