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Man is knifed to death and another left fighting for life in hospital after Royal Leamington Spa street stabbing

  • Man is stabbed to death and another is left fighting for life after knife attack
  • Police and ambulance crews were called to Tachbrook Road, Leamington Spa
  • Forensic officers are currently at the scene carrying out searches of the area 
  • The area where attack happened is in the heart of the student area in the town

A man has been knifed to death and another left fighting for life in a double stabbing in broad daylight today.

Police and ambulance crews were called to Tachbrook Road, in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire just before 11am.

One man died at the scene while another man was rushed to hospital. Police have cordoned off the area while forensics teams conduct a fingertip search.

The area where the attack happened is in the heart of the student area in the town. The body of a man could be seen beneath a tarpaulin tent this afternoon.

Police would not reveal if any other people were involved in the knife attack. 

One passer-by said: ‘There were at least half a dozen police cars racing past. Then came the ambulances and fire engines.

Police and ambulance crews were called to Tachbrook Road, in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire just before 11am

The area where the attack happened is in the heart of the student area in the town. The body of a man could be seen beneath a tarpaulin tent this afternoon

The area where the attack happened is in the heart of the student area in the town. The body of a man could be seen beneath a tarpaulin tent this afternoon

‘I’ve been told that a man has been stabbed to death. It’s absolutely sickening. This is right in the heart of Leamington. It’s usually so quiet around here.’

Local resident Shauna Reilly walks her children to nursery via Tachbrook Road and said the route was shut by police after the stabbing.

‘It’s very worrying, things like this have happened too many times recently,’ the 29-year-old, who works from home, told the PA news agency.

‘Scares the hell out of me. Hate my children being around all this horrible stuff.’ 

A spokesperson from Warwickshire Police said: ‘We are responding to a report of two people being stabbed in Tachbrook Road, Leamington Spa.

Local resident Shauna Reilly walks her children to nursery via Tachbrook Road and said the route was shut by police after the stabbing

Local resident Shauna Reilly walks her children to nursery via Tachbrook Road and said the route was shut by police after the stabbing

Police would not reveal if any other people were involved in the knife attack. Pictured: The road cordoned off by police

Police would not reveal if any other people were involved in the knife attack. Pictured: The road cordoned off by police

‘One male has been declared dead at the scene and another taken to hospital.

‘The incident was reported to police at 11.01am.

‘Anyone with information that could help police with their enquiries should call 101 quoting incident 137 of January 15.’

A spokesperson from West Midlands Ambulance Service said: ‘West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a stabbing involving two people on Tachbrook Road in Leamington at 10.58am this morning.

One man died at the scene while another man was rushed to hospital. Police have cordoned off the area while forensics teams conduct a fingertip search

One man died at the scene while another man was rushed to hospital. Police have cordoned off the area while forensics teams conduct a fingertip search

‘Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance attended the scene.

‘Ambulance staff arrived to find two patients, both men, who had sustained serious injuries.

‘Despite the best efforts of ambulance staff, one man was sadly confirmed deceased on scene.

‘A second man received advanced trauma care from ambulance staff before being taken by land ambulance on blue lights to a major trauma centre for further emergency care.’

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