Breaking Update: One dead after reports of stabbing in Leamington Spa.

A man has died and another has been injured after reports of a stabbing in Leamington this morning (Wednesday).

FURTHER UPDATE (THURSDAY)

A third arrest has been made in connection with a Leamington murder investigation.

A man who sustained injuries in the initial incident and was taken to hospital, an 18-year-old from Birmingham, has been arrested in connection with this incident and is in police custody.

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POLICE have arrested a 17-year-old boy as part of their on-going investigation into a fatal stabbing in Leamington yesterday.

The youth from Coventry was arrested on suspicion of murder in relation to the attack which happened at around 11am on Wednesday (January 15) on Tachbrook Road.

 

THURSDAY UPDATE & WHAT WE KNOW

A 33-year-old man from Leamington Spa has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Police have said a manhunt was under way for another suspect, last seen about 10 minutes’ drive from the scene, described as a young black male with an injury to his leg.

Police have warned that if you see someone matching the description, not to approach them but to call 999 right away.

Warwickshire Police have also said that it's believed to be a targeted attack and their is no further risk to the public.

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UPDATE

Chief Superintendent Ben Smith of Warwickshire Police has made a statement this afternoon regarding the fatal stabbing.

He said: "A murder investigation has been launched and we are working hard to establish the circumstances surrounding this incident.

“We understand this will be concerning to the local community and want to reassure the public that we are treating this as an isolated incident at this time, as we believe this was a targeted attack with no ongoing risk to the wider public."

One man has been arrested under suspicion of murder and remains in Police custody, Warwickshire Police are also looking for another man described as a young black male with an injury to his leg, who was last seen on Emscote Road in Warwick.

Warwickshire Police have now launched a murder investigation, it is believed this is a targeted attack and no further risk to the public. 

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Warwickshire Police said: "We are responding to a report of two people being stabbed in Tachbrook Road, Leamington Spa. One male has been declared dead at the scene and another taken to hospital.

"The incident was reported to police at 11.01am.

"Anyone with information that could help police with their enquiries should call 101 quoting incident 137 of January 15. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

 

West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a stabbing involving two people on Tachbrook Road in Leamington at 10.58am this morning.

"Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance attended the scene.

"Ambulance staff arrived to find two patients, both men, who had sustained serious injuries.

"Despite the best efforts of ambulance staff, one man was sadly confirmed deceased on scene.

"A second man received advanced trauma care from ambulance staff before being taken by land ambulance on blue lights to a major trauma centre for further emergency care."

Tachbrook Road has been closed from High Street up to the Kingsway area due to the incident. We will update you as we get more information on this story.

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