Two individuals have been arrested by police after a stabbing which occurred in Sherbourne accommodation yesterday evening.
This comes after police were called to an incident at 4:32pm on the University campus, where they attended a 19-year-old man with stab wounds. He was taken to hospital and it is believed his injuries are not life threatening.
The individuals, an 18-year-old man from Kings Langley, Hertfordshire and an 18-year-old woman from London, have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after the incident.
In the wake of the stabbing, students were evacuated from Sherbourne block and offered alternative accommodation while the police presence remained on campus to conduct an investigation.
Det Insp Cawail Wong, who works for Warwickshire Police, said: “This was a serious incident in which a young man has suffered stab wounds. I would appeal to anyone with information about it to contact police.”
A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We were called to reports of a stabbing near Gibbet Hill Road at 4,24pm yesterday. One ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance were sent to the scene.”
On arrival we discovered one male patient who was treated for serious injuries before being taken to hospital by land ambulance. The air crew travelled on the back of the ambulance to help continue treatment enroute to hospital
– spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service
“On arrival we discovered one male patient who was treated for serious injuries before being taken to hospital by land ambulance. The air crew travelled on the back of the ambulance to help continue treatment enroute to hospital.”
According to The Telegraph, videos on social media appeared to show armed police patrolling the residential block, with someone being led away from the scene of the incident in handcuffs.
The University of Warwick were contacted for a comment. They said: “We’re aware of an ongoing incident late this afternoon at Sherbourne. Our Community Safety team is on site and is working with the emergency services.
“Alternative accommodation and food is being provided to students in the accommodation block and wellbeing support is available to those affected.
“Please make yourself known to wellbeing support services (024 7657 5570) and Residential Life team if you need any type of support or assistance. You can also contact the Community Safety Team 24/7 on 024 7652 2083″
For anyone who has been affected by the issues raised in this article, there are lots of places you can turn to for help and support. Warwick Wellbeing Support Services are available through the Wellbeing Portal, online or over the phone. NHS Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust are offering online or over the phone urgent support for anyone suffering from mental health issues. More information can be found on their website. Charities such as MIND also have information, guidance and support available online.