Three hurt in serious knifing attack

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TWO teenage girls and a man were injured during a knifing attack in Teignmouth last night.

Police were called to Bitton Park Road at 6.30pm amid reports of a serious assault.

They found a 17-year-old girl had suffered a facial injury with what they described as a ‘bladed object.’

A 19-year-old female was also discovered with a wound to her hand while a male was found close by with a stab injury.

A police spokeswoman this morning confirmed that a 19-year-old man from Torquay had been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

He is currently in custody helping officers with their inquiries.

The spokeswoman said none of the casualties had suffered any life-threatening injuries.

It’s not thought any ambulances were called to the Milford Park area of the resort when the alarm was raised.

Det Insp Mike Jones said today: ‘I would like to thank the public for their help with this incident - and I would like to reassure the community that we are treating the matter very seriously.’

He added: ‘Thankfully in this case, although the injuries are serious, none of them are life threatening and it is believed that all parties are known to each other.

‘The use of a weapon, particularly a bladed article, is something we simply will not tolerate.

‘We are continuing with our inquiries this morning and I would like to ask that if anyone witnessed the incident to contact the police.’

Anyone who can assist with the investigation is asked to email police via or telephone 101, quoting crime reference CR/039921/17.

News of the attack was revealed at last night’s meeting of Teignmouth Town Council’s finance committee where members had just observed a minute’s silence in memory of those killed in the Manchester bomb attack.

Cllr David Cox said members were informed that at least two girls had been injured during the Teignmouth incident which had been discussed on social media.

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