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Sports journalist tells of shock at stabbing near home

A regional daily sports journalist has described his shock at witnessing the aftermath of a stabbing close to his home.

Mike Brown, who works at The Citizen, Gloucester, saw the moments following the attack, which took place on a bus parked at Cheltenham bus station.

The victim’s injuries were not life-threatening, but the culprit made off on foot.

Mike, 29, lives near the bus station , and police and ambulance crews assisting the injured man, thought to be in his early 30s.

The scene of the stabbing at Cheltenham bus station

The scene of the stabbing at Cheltenham bus station

Mike told The Citizen: “I was shocked at this happening right on my doorstop.

“There were four or five police cars and lots of people standing around looking shocked.

“They led the injured fella from the bus to the ambulance. There was a lady, I presume his wife or something, with him wearing a head shawl. She was quite distressed.”

Mike said the man was able to walk, with assistance, to the ambulance and he added: “There were other police cars cruising round as though they were looking for the culprit.”


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  • April 5, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Fella ?

    Mr Brown should also know by now that females should never be referred to in newspapers as “ladies”. That’s a distinction reserved for royalty, the aristocracy and friends of the editor’s wife.

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  • April 5, 2016 at 10:01 am

    I hope he also reported on the story straight to his newsdesk!

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