Man to appear in court over Bretton stabbing

Police attend stabbing scene outside the Fayre Spot pub at Bretton Centre EMN-150103-190550009
Police attend stabbing scene outside the Fayre Spot pub at Bretton Centre EMN-150103-190550009

A teenager will appear in court this morning (Thursday) charged with stabbing a man in Peterborough on Saturday night.

Police arrested the 19-year-old man at Thorpe Wood Police Station yesterday (Wednesday) following the incident in Bretton at about 10.30pm on Saturday.

He will appear at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court this morning charged with wounding with intent to do greivious bodily harm and possesion of a Class A drug.

The victim, a man in his 30s, is still recovering in hospital after the terrifying knife attack, which took place at a bus stop near The Cresset in Bretton.

Police refused to say what injuries the man suffered, or how many stab wounds he had received.

He needed surgery to treat ‘serious injuries’ at Papworth Hospital near Cambridge, and is now described as being in a stable condition.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire police said they believed it was an isolated incident, not connected to any other attacks in the city.

He said: “Following an altercation between three people near to the Fayre Spot pub a man was stabbed and seriously hurt.

“Two people then ran in the direction of Sainsbury’s, where an altercation with a group of people occurred.”

Following the stabbing, the victim staggered to the Fayre Spot, where staff called for an ambulance.

Penny Hansen, commercial operations manager for the Cresset, said staff at the pub had been shocked by the incident.

She said: “The man staggered from the bus stop and into the pub.

“Two members of staff went to help him. They sat him down and made him comfortable and then called for the paramedics.”

She added: “I am very pleased with the way our staff reacted to this.It was very alarming for them.”

An East of England Ambulance spokesman said the victim was taken to Peterborough City Hospital before being transferred later.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.