Two men released on bail in connection with Knaphill stabbing

THE victim of a suspected stabbing was discovered in a pub car park in Knaphill on Saturday night.

Officers were called to The Anchor  after a wounded man in his 20s was reported to have been found in Lower Guildford Road.
It is understood that the incident took place at around 10.45pm, and police confirmed on Sunday that two people had been arrested in connection with the attack.

The suspects, men aged 22 and 25, were taken into custody during the early hours of Sunday on suspicion of assault. They had been released on bail until 20 July as the News & Mail went to press.

After being rushed to hospital for treatment, the victim was discharged later that same night.

A police cordon was put in place overnight – eventually being lifted at about midday Sunday – around the properties opposite The Anchor pub as a forensic team took samples for analysis.

The attack represents the second major police incident in the area in a week, with officers scrambling to The Surrey pub last Tuesday following reports of concern for the safety of a woman at an address in Brookwood Lye Road.

Police quickly attended and, following a search of the local area, a man in his 20s was arrested on suspicion of threats to kill and affray.

A statement read: “There were no reports of any injuries as a result of the incident but officers remained in the area while enquiries continued. Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident and there is no wider risk to the community.”

Anyone with details that could assist officers with their Knaphill investigation is urged to contact Surrey Police quoting crime reference number P16114583.

Alternatively, information can be passed on free and anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.

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