Three arrests after woman ‘stabbed in back’ in Stevenage’s Hydean Way

PUBLISHED: 12:28 30 July 2018 | UPDATED: 12:32 30 July 2018

Police cordon off a stretch of Hydean Way between Hyde Green South and Barnwell. Picture: DANNY LOO

Police cordon off a stretch of Hydean Way between Hyde Green South and Barnwell. Picture: DANNY LOO

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A woman was stabbed in the back in Stevenage last night, following an altercation outside a pub – and three people have been arrested.

Police cordon off a stretch of Hydean Way between Hyde Green South and Barnwell. Picture: DANNY LOOPolice cordon off a stretch of Hydean Way between Hyde Green South and Barnwell. Picture: DANNY LOO

Police have appealed for witnesses and information following two assaults, the first of which happened at about 11.40pm outside the Old Red Lion pub in Shephall Green.

Two men and two women were reportedly involved in an argument, which resulted in one of the women being assaulted.

Police cordon off a stretch of Hydean Way between Hyde Green South and Barnwell. Picture: DANNY LOOPolice cordon off a stretch of Hydean Way between Hyde Green South and Barnwell. Picture: DANNY LOO

Later, just after midnight, police were called again after a woman was stabbed in the back in Hydean Way. She is now being treated in hospital.

Police remain at the scene and a guard is in place at Hydean Way while officers work to establish the exact circumstances surrounding the assaults.

Police cordon off a stretch of Hydean Way between Hyde Green South and Barnwell. Picture: DANNY LOOPolice cordon off a stretch of Hydean Way between Hyde Green South and Barnwell. Picture: DANNY LOO

Three people have been arrested – a 38-year-old woman from Stevenage on suspicion of ABH, and a 29-year-old man and 53-year-old man from Stevenage on suspicion of GBH.

Det Sgt Ian Sheridan said: “We are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed the assaults. We are also keen to hear from anyone else who may have additional information which could assist our investigation.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or herts.police.uk/report, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or crimestoppers-uk.org.

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