Two men remain in custody following a serious assault in Royal Wootton Bassett

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Two men remain in custody in relation to the stabbing of a man in Royal Wootton Bassett yesterday (10/09). 

The serious assault took place on Rylands Way shortly after midday 

The victim, who was taken to Southmead Hospital with life threatening injuries is still being treated in hospital and is currently in a stable condition. 

Det Sgt Scott Anger said:  “Our investigation is still on-going and so far we have received some good intelligence and information from the general public. 
“However, we are still appealing for witnesses to this incident which took place in a built up residential area of the town.  If you heard or saw anything suspicious before, after or around this time  please contact us.  You may have been driving past and have dashcam footage – please check and if so get in touch. 
“People will also notice a continued police presence in the area today as our enquiries continue.” 

Inspector Doug Downing, who’s in charge of the Neighbourhood Policing Team for Royal Wootton Bassett, said:   “I appreciate that an increased police presence in this part of town will cause some concern to those living in the area. 
“However, I want to reassure residents that the officers are carrying out their enquiries as part of this investigation and that there are two people in custody. 
“If anyone has any concerns please feel free to stop any of our officers in the area to speak to them.” 

Anyone with information about the incident should call us on 101 or speak to an officer on the ground, quoting crime reference number 54200091033.  Alternatively you can report it anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.