A man was knifed to death in a village mass stabbing branded “horrific” by detectives as a second victim fights for life in hospital.
Dad-of-three Matthew Boorman, 43, tragically died after being stabbed along with another man and a woman in an incident near Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, on Tuesday night.
Police said they were called to Walton Cardiff at about 5:20pm to multiple reports that a man “had a knife and had injured others”.
Mr Boorman died at the scene in the area of Arlington Road and Snowdonia Road despite emergency service’s best efforts.
A second man was seriously injured and was taken to a hospital in Bristol where he remains in a critical but stable condition.
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A woman also suffered a leg wound and was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital for treatment.
Mr Boorman’s family have said they are heartbroken by the sudden loss.
“Matthew was a loving husband and a father to three gorgeous young children who all love him and miss him tremendously. He was an uncle, a brother and a son. It broke our hearts to lose him too soon,” a statement reads.
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A man has been arrested over the incident and remains in custody, police said, as they thanked two off-duty officers who bravely intervened to help restrain the suspect.
No one else is being sought in connection with the “horrific” incident, Chief Inspector Roddy Gosden said in an update on Twitter.
Police said in a statement on Twitter: “This was a horrific incident in a quiet residential area, we understand those who saw what happened will be traumatised and many in the local community will be upset and worried.”
Local police teams will be patrolling the area over the next few days to support anyone affected.
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“Are thoughts at this time are with the family of the man who died and those who were injured,” the statement adds.
The victim’s next of kin are being supported by family liaison officers.