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imageUPDATED: A car park in Cowes has been cordoned off by Police tonight (Friday) with unconfirmed reports suggesting a person has been stabbed.

Several Police units are in attendance alongside a rapid response paramedic outside The Painters Arms public house between Cross Street and St Mary’s Road car park.

The Isle of Wight Ambulance Service have conveyed one patient to St Mary’s Hospital in Newport, however the condition of the patient is currently unknown. Police are present at the hospital.

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imageA large area has been secured by officers as an investigation into the incident, which happened just after 22:30, gets underway.

UPDATE @ 00:39 – It is understood the attack occurred near to a bench, which appears to have been covered over using Police road signs to preserve evidence.

Witnesses have described the incident as a male being stabbed in the head several times.

UPDATE SATURDAY @ 08:20 – Hampshire Constabulary have this morning confirmed that a female has been arrested and taken into custody following an assault in Cowes last night, however have not confirmed the specifics of the incident.

No other persons are being sought by Police in relation to the assault.

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The assault victim, who was taken to hospital by ambulance, is said to be in a stable and non life-threatening condition.

stabbingcowespaintersarms2UPDATE MONDAY: Investigations are this week continuing into Friday’s assault, with Police confirming the victim was stabbed in the head with a fork.

The 39-year-old assault victim from Cowes has been discharged from hospital and is said to be resting at home.

It has now been confirmed that a 44-year-old Cowes man has been bailed until Monday 20th October on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. Hampshire Constabulary originally reported a woman has been arrested.

DC Andrew Cooper of Newport CID has said:

“I am appealing for anyone with any information about this incident to come forward and speak to us.”

Anyone with information can contact Newport CID by calling 101.

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