Crash victim arrested over alleged stabbing

Man in hospital awaits questioning over alleged stabbing.

A MAN involved in a car crash in the early hours of Saturday morning has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

The 65-year-old driver was cut free from a silver Audi after it collided with a wall at 1.20am in Atlantic Way, Westward Ho!

He was taken to North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple with serious chest, leg and arm injuries and later transferred to Derriford Hospital, in Plymouth, where he remains under police surveillance awaiting questioning.

Soon after, police were called to a property in Northam after reports that a woman in her fifties was suffering from multiple stab wounds to the back and abdomen.


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The woman was treated by paramedics and is currently in a serious but stable condition at North Devon District Hospital.

Police have appealed to anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information to call them on 101 quoting reference CD/12/426.

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