Nine arrested after two men stabbed in Bristol

Nine people have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after two men were stabbed in Bristol.

The attack happened near Rawnsley Park, Easton, at about 4.40am on Sunday, Avon and Somerset Police said.

Two men in their 20s were taken to hospital with knife wounds, one of whom is in a serious condition.

Nine people have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remain in police custody, the force added.

Police believe the individuals involved are known to each other.

Neighbourhood Policing Chief Inspector Scott Hill said: “This is a significant incident and I am conscious there have been a number of similar incidents of this nature over the past few months.

“I also understand there is a great deal of concern among the community around knife crime.

“We remain dedicated to reducing serious violence and knife crime, especially among young people.

“Earlier this year, we launched a proactive operation targeting serious violence and knife crime and we are working closely with partners to identify and tackle the root causes.

“A police cordon remains in place in Beaumont Terrace and Rawnsley Park and officers will be providing an increased high-visibility presence in the area over the coming days.

“If you have any concerns or questions, please do speak to our officers out on patrol.”

Easton Way is closed between the junction with Stapleton Road and Pennywell Road.

There is also no access to Easton Way from Old Market.

If you were in the Stapleton Road/Rawnsley Park area between 4.15am and 5am on Sunday and witnessed anything suspicious, or have any video footage which could aid the inquiries, call Avon and Somerset Police on 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5224148270.