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Police appeal after Devon stabbing: Manhunt continues

By Herald Express  |  Posted: August 30, 2014

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DEVON and Cornwall Police have issued an appeal after a woman was stabbed last night.

Police are still searching for a 44-year-old man in connection with the violent attack in Tiverton on Friday.

In the early evening of Friday night, police have confirmed that they attended the Old Railway Line, Cowleymoor, Tiverton, following a report that a 27-year-old female had been stabbed by a man 'who was known to her'.

A police spokesperson said: "The female is currently receiving treatment and her injuries are not life threatening.

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"Enquiries are currently ongoing to locate the male."

Emergency services, including armed police and dog handlers, were called to the Park Road area at about 5.30pm.

A police helicopter was seen in the area, and at least 10 officers were seen close to Moorhayes Community Centre, where a number of vehicles were parked.

The 27-year-old woman  was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital in Exeter for treatment.

Devon and Cornwall Police said there was no "firearm risk" to the public.

Duty inspector Graham Thomas said: "We are appealing for anyone who was in the area at around 5.30pm who may have witnessed anything to come forward."

He said police were keen to reassure members of the public about the nature of the crime and said there was no danger to the public at large.

"This was not a random attack on a lone female walker. We believe the man we are searching for had a connection to the victim," he said.

If anyone has any information regarding the incident please contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 quoting Log 708 29/08/14 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or report online at www.Crimestoppers-uk.org

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