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Man taken to hospital after stabbing on City Road in Cardiff

A 25-year-old man is in hospital after he was stabbed on City Road in Cardiff.

The incident happened at around 7.30pm on Tuesday and the man was taken to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff for treatment.

Witnesses said police had blocked off part of the road and ambulance crews also attended the scene.

One business owner, who didn’t want to be named, said: “I heard lots of shouting as I was shutting up my shop so ran outside to see what was happening.

“A fight spilled out on to the road and there was a huge scuffle going on.

“It was absolute carnage and the traffic was crazy. Everyone was really scared. “

He added: “We saw one man throw a knife towards the side of the street and the arguments continued. Lots of police arrived and they broke the fight up.

“No one really knew what to make of it and everyone was pretty scared.

“A similar fight broke out a few weeks ago but no one was hurt. Again it was just a scary incident and you don’t want it to be something that happens often.”



A number of police vehicles attended the scene

Police said the man, from Cathays, suffered non-life-threatening stab wounds.

A 19-year-old man from Adamsdown has been arrested and police are appealing for information and asking for dash-cam footage.

A spokeswoman for South Wales Police said: “Extensive enquiries were carried out which resulted in the arrest of a 19-year-old male on suspicion of conspiracy to commit section 18 assault. The investigation continues

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“If you can help, please call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting occurrence number 338288.”

The spokeswoman added: “Understandably there is shock and worry within the community when an incident such as this happens.

“Please be reassured that tackling knife crime is a priority for the force and we are seeing good results.”

South Wales Police said that since April its Operation Sceptre Team has arrested more than 100 people, seized nearly 40 weapons and carried out 500 stop searches in Cardiff.

The spokeswoman said: “This covert team is out there on the streets making it uncomfortable for anyone who matches the profile of those involved in knife crime.

“Their work is complimented by the Op Crater Team, who target drug dealers across the city, and our Neighbourhood Teams who continue to be a visible and proactive presence in the community. Families and communities can play their part in helping to tackle serious violence by taking responsibility for their children and young adults who are on the fringes of criminality or at risk of carrying a knife.”

A spokesman for the Welsh Ambulance Service said: “We were called on Tuesday 15 September at approximately 19:38 to reports of a person needing urgent medical attention on City Road in Cardiff.

“We responded with one emergency ambulance. One patient was transported to University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.”

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