Bath stabbing horror: Police swoop as city center highways are closed.
The city of Bath has been thrown into pandemonium this morning after police were called to a stabbing in the city centre.
Last night, Bath and Somerset Police confirmed that they responded to the incident. The police were compelled to close a route in the city center as a result of the event. Pulteney Bridge was blocked due to a stabbing on Thursday night, according to police.
A 20-year-old guy was stabbed on the bridge Friday night, police said in a statement.
Following the incident on Thursday evening, a man was taken into jail.
“A 20-year-old man is in custody following a stabbing on Pulteney Bridge in Bath at 11.55pm last night,” they stated (15 Jul).
“It is not believed that the victim’s injuries are life-threatening.
“A scene has been set up that could cause some disruption in the area.”
The police verified that the road closure is still in effect as a result of the stabbing.
They further stated that the closure has an impact on businesses and retailers north of the bridge.
“Pulteney Bridge is closed to all traffic leaving Bath City Centre towards Sydney Place,” they stated this morning.
“On the north side of the bridge, there is no access to shops and enterprises.
“Following an incident late last night that left a man with critical but not life-threatening injuries, we have launched an appeal for witnesses.
“A person has been arrested and is being held by the police.”
This morning, Inrix, a traffic monitoring service, confirmed the closure between Newmarket Row and Grove Street.
“Pulteney Bridge Eastbound is closed due to a police incident between A3039 Newmarket Row and Grove Street,” the statement continued.
This comes after a man was arrested in London on suspicion of murder.
On July 12, a 48-year-old man was arrested after a victim was discovered dead on New Park Road in London.
At 6.55 a.m. on Monday, the London Ambulance Service was dispatched to the location.
“On Wednesday, 14 July, a 48-year-old male was detained on suspicion of murder,” a Metropolitan Police spokesperson stated.
“He is still being held at a police station in south London.”