Second man arrested after stabbing attacks

Murder scene in Hanslope,Long Street,The Globe Inn.'101229M-A137

Murder scene in Hanslope,Long Street,The Globe Inn.'101229M-A137

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A SECOND man has been arrested in connection with a number of stabbings across the city last week.

A 23-year-old man was arrested this week and has been bailed until May 16. He joins a 19-year-old man who was released on bail after his arrest on Tuesday, April 5.

The arrests were made after three women were stabbed in Milton Keynes on Monday, April 4.

The first incident took place at approximately 2.15am, when a 47-year-old woman was stabbed in the leg by a man as she walked on the bridge at Wandsworth Place, Bradwell Common near the YMCA.

The second incident took place at approximately 8.45am, under a subway on Saxon Gate East near the town centre when a 41-year-old woman was stabbed in the leg by a man as she walked to work near the job centre.

Both victims received cuts to the leg and required hospital treatment.

The third incident took place in Cleavers Avenue, Conniburrow at approximately 1.45pm as the 58-year-old female victim cycled towards the city centre. She was stabbed in the arm suffering minor injuries.

Neighbourhood teams have increased patrols in the affected areas as a result of the attacks and neighbourhood teams will be handing out flyers asking for witnesses to come forward and offering safety advice.

Det Insp Neil Dodds, investigating the incidents, said: “All three attacks were entirely unprovoked and we are treating the incidents extremely seriously.

“Although none of the women have been seriously injured, they have been left distressed and I would appeal to anyone who has seen anyone acting suspiciously to contact us.

“In the meantime, I would urge women to stay to well-populated areas and, if possible, walk with friends or family.”