Man re-arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after stabbing at hotel near Worcester - The Worcester Observer

Man re-arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after stabbing at hotel near Worcester

Worcester Editorial 3rd Apr, 2024   0

A MAN originally arrested on suspicion of Grievous Bodily Harm after a stabbing at the Pear Tree Inn has been re-arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Police were called around 1.30pm yesterday (Tuesday) after a 25-year-old man was attacked at the hotel in Smite Lane in Hindlip.

He was taken to the hospital with a chest and hand wound, with his injuries not thought to be life-threatening.

The 25-year-old is currently in a stable condition.

A 31-year-old man was originally arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and is currently in custody, but has since been rearrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Due to the circumstances surrounding the incident Counter Terrorism Policing West Midlands are now leading the investigation.




West Mercia Police officers are supporting the investigation.

West Mercia Police local policing Assistant Chief Constable, Grant Wills, said: “It is important we fully understand the circumstances of this incident and are working closely with colleagues at Counter Terrorism Policing West Midlands as part of the investigation.


“We understand incidents of this nature can be concerning to our local communities and I would like to reiterate that a man has been arrested and we do not believe there is a wider risk to the public.

“A cordon is in place at the Pear Tree Inn with additional officers in the area, both to carry out enquiries and offer reassurance.

“In addition, officers from the local safer neighbourhood team will be in the area carrying out patrols and I would encourage anyone who is concerned to speak to an officer.”

Visit mipp.police.uk/operation/20HQ23C18-PO1 to submit information, photos or video.

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