23 year old man arrested following stabbing in Caerphilly

Officers have today arrested a 23 year old man from the Caerphilly area on suspicion of attempted murder and Section 18 Grievous Bodily Harm, following a stabbing in the grounds of Caerphilly Castle. 

At approximately 8.50pm yesterday evening, Gwent Police responded to a report from South Wales Ambulance Service that a man had been stabbed on the banking of the grounds of the castle.

On attending the scene, a 26 year old man from the Caerphilly area had sustained stab wounds to the abdomen. He was taken to the University Hospital of Wales where he remains in a stable condition.

A 30 year old man from the Deri area was also treated for superficial wounds at the scene.

Leading the investigation, Detective Inspector Leigh Holborn said: “Following our appeal for information, we arrested a 23 year old Caerphilly man who we believe has recently sustained injuries to his ear, face and leg. We have reason to believe that these injuries could have been caused during the incident in Caerphilly Castle and he has been taken to The University Hospital Wales in police custody.

“He has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and Section 18 Grievous Bodily Harm.

“Our team of dedicated officers investigating are now trying to determine the circumstances around this incident. 

“We continue to appeal for anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in this area around the time of 8pm and 8.50pm to please contact Gwent Police.

“This incident is obviously very concerning for local residents. We are now implementing a variety of patrol methods in the area to assist us in our investigation and there will be an increased police presence throughout Caerphilly town. A police cordon is also in place, while our investigation continues.

“If anyone has any information, please contact us on 101 quoting reference: 200186323, you can also send us a direct message on our Facebook and Twitter pages.”