Man ‘stabbed multiple times’ after mass brawl involving 50 people in village hall

Police were called to Southwick Sports and Social Club in Wiltshire at around 9:50pm on Wednesday after reports of “disorder”

A man has been taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after reportedly being stabbed in a village hall brawl.

Police were called to Southwick Sports and Social Club in Wiltshire at around 9:50pm on Wednesday after reports of “disorder”.

Armed officers were deployed to the scene, near Trowbridge, which is said to have involved more than 50 people.

Wiltshire Today reports that one man suffered at least two stab wounds.

He was rushed to a local community hospital – which was shut – before an air ambulance took him to a larger facility in Bristol.

Police confirmed on Friday that officers had attended a “serious assault”.

A spokesperson for Wiltshire Police said: “Officers were called to a disorder at the Southwick Sports and Social Club at around 9.50pm yesterday.

“A man in his 30s has been taken to hospital with serious injuries, which are believed to be life-changing. His condition is currently stable.

“At this stage no arrests have been made, but officers, assisted by the police helicopter, were carrying out detailed enquiries overnight and this will continue today.”

One witness, posting on Facebook, claimed they were stopped by a car carrying the victim, and the driver asked for directions to the nearest hospital.

“I want [sic] forgot the poor victim’s face for a while it was like something you would only see in a film unfortunately,” they said.

DI Tom Straker added: “Police were called to a large-scale disorder at the premises and quickly established that a man had suffered serious injuries.

“We have been carrying out extensive enquiries, including liaising with neighbouring forces, and our investigation is continuing today.

“We know that people living locally may have witnessed the disorder, or possibly people leaving the scene, and we would urge anyone with information to call us.

“If you were driving in the town and may have dash cam footage which could assist, or perhaps private CCTV or video doorbell footage, then please let us know.”

And Inspector Gill Hughes, from the Trowbridge Area Community Policing Team, said: “We are aware that people living in the town will have noticed a significant police presence last night, as well as seeing the police helicopter operating in the area.

“We want to provide reassurance that this was believed to be a contained incident, with no wider threat to the public.

“However, you are likely to see additional officers and detectives in the Southwick area, while they are carrying out their enquiries today.

“There will also be uniformed officers on additional foot patrols, so if you have any information please feel free to approach them.”

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