A 61-year-old man has been left in a life-threatening condition after he was stabbed in Caerphilly town centre.
The attack took place on Cardiff Road, near Sports Direct, at around 5.40pm this evening, Thursday, September 15. The road has been closed off for the the rest of the night.
Police arrested a 43-year-old man on the footpath outside Caerphilly Castle, on suspicion of attempted murder. He is currently in police custody.
The suspect has been named on social media as Evan John from the Aber Valley.
The Welsh Ambulance Service said it received a call at 5.41pm with crews reaching the scene at 5.55pm.
The victim of the attack, a 61-year-old local man, was taken to University Hospital Wales Cardiff.
The Wales Air Ambulance, which landed on the field near Twyn School, was called to transport medics, but did not take the victim to hospital as we initially reported.
Gwent Police has described his condition as “life-threatening”.
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Inspector Jason White, of Gwent Police, said: “An investigation is underway and we currently have officers in the area carrying out further enquiries and providing reassurance to the local community.
“We are fully committed to establishing all the circumstances surrounding what happened this evening and ensuring that the appropriate action is taken against the individual responsible.
“I would ask anyone with information relating to the incident to call 101 quoting log 359 of 15th September.”
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