Warwick Uni stabbing: Pair arrested in attempted murder probe after man knifed at halls of residence

Warwick University
Warwick University

University of Warwick confirmed an incident had taken place at its Sherbourne accommodation site - Warwickshire Police saying a 19-year-old man suffered stab wounds

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Detectives have arrested two people on suspicion of attempted murder following a stabbing at a university halls of residence.

The University of Warwick confirmed an incident had taken place at its Sherbourne accommodation site, with Warwickshire Police saying a 19-year-old man suffered stab wounds.

Officers were called to the address on Scarman Road in Coventry
Officers were called to the address on Scarman Road in Coventry

Officers were called to the address on Scarman Road in Coventry just after 4.30pm on Wednesday.

The force said an 18-year-old man from Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, and an 18-year-old woman from London have both been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

The victim was taken to hospital with injuries that are not thought to be life-threatening.

In a statement released after the incident, a university spokesman said: “We want to reassure those concerned by a continued police presence around Sherbourne that there is no danger to students or staff.

“We can confirm an incident has taken place that has since concluded.

“Police officers remain on site as part of an investigation following the incident, as do members of Warwick staff.

“If you need any assistance please speak to the community safety team.”

Sherbourne residents were provided with alternative accommodation on Wednesday night but they are set to return to their halls later on Thursday.

Detective Inspector Cawail Wong from Warwickshire Police CID 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.”

The force have urged anyone with information to call 101, quoting incident 276 of November 17.