Stabbing in Corsham


Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on a teenage boy who was stabbed at a party in Corsham.

On 29 August 2020, just after 11pm, Wiltshire Police Officers were called to a house party on Valley Road after reports of a disturbance involving a group of young people.

When Police arrived on site, they found a 16-year-old boy with superficial stab wounds.  An ambulance was called and the boy was taken to the RUH for treatment, however medics confirmed that his injuries were not life changing nor threatening.

Shortly this  incident, Police arrested a 17-year-old local boy on suspicion of causing GBH to the victim.  This boy is currently in custody at Melksham Police Station.

Det Sgt Sam Hopkins is appealing for witnesses in this case.  He says:

“We would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed this assault or may have heard or seen anything suspicious in this area yesterday evening – around this time. 

“I appreciate Corsham is a close knit community and any news like this will be disturbing.  However, I want to reassure people that those involved did know each other and we have a suspect in custody. 

“If you can help with our investigation, please contact us on 101 quoting crime reference number 54200086894.”

Alternatively, witnesses can report anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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