Knife attack on Whitby’s New Bridge

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A 21-year-old Whitby man was stabbed in the neck in the early hours of this morning.

The incident, which police are describing as a “serious assault” took place on the New Bridge at 2.45am and involved two local men, one of whom was taken to hospital with injuries to his neck.

Detective Constable Phil Nockels of Scarborough CID said: “Thankfully the injuries suffered by the victim are not life-threatening. However, the incident could have led to far more serious consequences.

“I know that there were a number of people in the area at the time of the assault, who have not yet contacted the police. I ask that they come forward straight away, as they may have vital information that could help this investigathion.”

It occurred on the A171 at Whitby Bridge, at 2.45am on Tuesday 29 October 2013, involving two local men.

The injured man was treated at Scarborough District Hospital before being released later today.

A 21-year-old man, also from Whitby, was arrested at the scene, on suspicion of wounding with intent. He is currently in police custody.

Police officers and dogs carried out a search of the area. They recovered a weapon believed to have been discarded by the suspect.

Anyone who can help officers with this enquiry is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Phil Nockels. Alternatively, information can be emailed to philip.nockels@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk. Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, quoting reference number 12130187647.