Police make fresh appeal after stabbing reports
DETECTIVES have made a fresh appeal for witnesses after two people were allegedly stabbed in Alnwick minutes apart.
The two alleged assaults happened in neighbouring streets in the Northumberland town in the early hours of Thursday, December 27.
Officers were first called to an address on Sycamore Avenue at around 1.37am where a 37-year-old man was found and taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries consistent with a stabbing.
One minute later, a second alleged stabbing was reported at Howling Lane.
Emergency services arrived and a 33-year-old woman was taken to hospital with serious injuries consistent with a stabbing. She has since been discharged from hospital.
Two men have been charged in connection with the alleged assaults but the officer leading the investigation has made a fresh appeal for witnesses who noticed anything suspicious.
Blaine Fenwick, 24, of Lower Barresdale, Alnwick, has been charged with joint aggravated burglary and possession of a bladed article.
Brett Fenwick, 35, of Lower Barresdale, Alnwick, has been charged with attempted murder, joint aggravated burglary, possession of a bladed article, and causing GBH with intent.
The two men appeared at Bedlington Magistrates’ Court on December 28 and were remanded in custody to next appear at Newcastle Crown Court on January 25.
Detective Inspector Jason Hazell of Northumbria Police said: “We are currently exploring several lines of inquiry and we are keen to speak to anyone who may have information about these incidents.
“Two people have been charged in relation to both incidents but our investigation will continue and we are still hoping to speak to anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity.”
Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting log 100 27/12/18 or report it at www.northumbria.police.uk.