Man arrested in connection with ‘stabbing’ M5 slip road in Weston-super-Mare

POLICE have launched an investigation after a man was stabbed on the M5 in Somerset on Friday night (July 10).

At around 10.10pm, police officers were called by the ambulance service to attend the southbound slip road of the M5 at Junction 21 for Weston-super-Mare after a 26-year-old man suffered stab injuries.

He was taken to hospital for treatment to injuries which are not thought to be life-threatening.

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police said: “The victim was a passenger in a car which had just exited the M5 at this junction and was at a set of traffic lights.

“A dispute then ensued with the driver of another car, following which the victim was stabbed.”

A 42-year-old man from Birmingham has been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent and is now in custody for questioning.

If you saw any part of this incident and haven’t yet spoken to the police, contact them on 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5220/152683.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form.

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