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A number of people and a dog stabbed in North Staffordshire

An investigation is underway following a number of assaults in Newstead on New Year’s Eve in which three people and a labrador received stab wounds.

Police were initially called to a disturbance at an address on Urmston Place at around 6.50pm on Sunday night (31 December) where a man had been stabbed in the leg and a black Labrador stabbed in the face.

Further information then led officers to Ventnor Grove where another two men were found with knife inflicted wounds; one to his thigh and abdomen and the other to his hands.

A 36-year-old man from Fenton was arrested nearby on suspicion of Affray. He also received minor knife injuries to his face and hands during the altercations and remains in hospital where he is awaiting surgery.

The victims’ injuries are serious but not life-threatening. The dog was treated by a local vet and is now recovering.

If anyone witnessed the events please call Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident 543 of 31 December.

You can also report information about crime by contacting the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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