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UPDATE: Two men bailed after machete attack

By Plymouth Herald  |  Posted: December 17, 2013

UPDATE: Devon and Cornwall Police have this morning announced that both men have been released on police bail until January 29 pending further enquiries.

TWO men have been arrested by police on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm after a 44-year-old was allegedly attacked with a machete at a Plymouth travellers site.

Officers were called to The Ride site near Laira Bridge, Plymstock at around 9pm on Monday evening.

On arrival, a 44-year-old local man was found with injuries to his face and arm which are not thought to be life-threatening.

Two local men, aged 28 and 29, were arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and taken into custody at Charles Cross police station.

The injured man was treated at the scene by paramedics before he was later taken to Derriford Hospital.

A police spokesman said: “Although this is very serious offence, it does appear to be an isolated incident. Officers are carrying out extra patrols in the area to reassure local residents.

“We are keen to hear from anyone who may have been witnessed the incident or has information that could assist with the investigation.”

Anyone with information about the incident should contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 quoting crime reference number EK/13/1098.