Teenagers arrested after man is stabbed in street
A MAN was taken to hospital after being stabbed in the street in Staple Hill.
Two teenagers were arrested in connection with the incident in the High Street on the evening of Friday, May 7.
Police say they have stepped up patrols in the area and say they will be dispersing troublemakers following "a surge of anti-social behaviour".
The injured man, who is in his 20s, was found by police and paramedics close to the Acacia Road junction at around 10.10pm.
An Avon and Somerset police spokesperson said the man had been taken to hospital and kept in for several days, although his injuries were "non life-threatening and non life-changing".
Police arrested two 18-year-old men on suspicion of affray in relation to the incident – one on the night and one the following afternoon.
Both have since been released on bail.
Officers stayed in the area carrying out investigations during the morning after the incident, with residents reporting police cars and a scientific investigations van parked nearby and an area of the road at the Acacia Road junction covered over.
Police have appealed for witnesses or anyone with information about what happened to call them on 101, quoting crime reference number 5221 099 787.
An announcement on the team's Twitter account said: "Following a surge of anti-social behaviour on Staple Hill High Street and Broad Street, the Neighbourhood Policing Team will be patrolling these areas and dispersing any groups causing a disturbance."