An 18-year-old man from Kings Langley, Hertfordshire and an 18-year-old woman from London have both been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, police have confirmed
Two 18-year-olds have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a stabbing at a University of Warwick halls of residence.
A man, 19, was taken to hospital with stab wounds after emergency services were called to the scene yesterday afternoon.
An 18-year-old man from Kings Langley, Hertfordshire and an 18-year-old woman from London have both been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, police have confirmed.
The incident happened at the Sherbourne student residence block on the Russell Group campus.
Officers remained at the scene at Sherbourne Halls at 8pm as investigations continued.
The university told Coventry Live there was no danger to students or staff at the 794-room blocks, which are home to first year students.
It is understood some students had to leave their accommodation while police were called to the halls.
A statement from Warwickshire Police says: “A man was taken to hospital after a stabbing in Coventry.
“Police were called at 4.32pm yesterday (Wednesday 17 November) to reports that a man had been stabbed at a property in Scarman Road.
“Officers attended and found a 19-year-old man with stab wounds.
“He was taken to hospital where his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
“An 18-year-old man from Kings Langley, Hertfordshire and an 18-year-old woman from London have both been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.”
Detective Inspector Cawail Wong from Warwickshire Police CID said: “This was a serious incident in which a young man has suffered stab wounds. I would appeal to anyone with information about it to contact police.”
The university later released a statement which said: “We want to reassure those concerned by a continued police presence around Sherbourne that there is no danger to students or staff. We can confirm an incident has taken place that has since concluded.
“Police officers remain on site as part of an investigation following the incident, as do members of Warwick staff.”
Anyone with information in the incident is asked to contact Warwickshire Police on 101 quoting incident 276 of 17 November 2021.
Information can also be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.