Po­lice make fresh ap­peal af­ter stab­bing re­ports

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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.

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