A MAN was airlifted to hospital with seriously injuries after a stabbing in Oswestry, while a woman was also injured in the incident on Thursday afternoon.

The incident, which took place in Leg Street at around 3pm, saw two people – a man and a woman – treated by paramedics.

Officers from West Mercia Police closed Leg Street to allow the two people to be treated and a spokesman confirmed the man was taken to hospital by air ambulance.


A spokesman said: “We were called just before 3pm to reports of a stabbing at a property on Leg Street, Oswestry.

“One ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended the scene.

“Upon arrival we found two patients, a man and a woman. The man was assessed and had sustained serious injuries.

“He received advanced trauma care from ambulance staff at the scene before being conveyed to hospital by air ambulance for further treatment.

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“The woman had sustained injuries not believed to be serious and received treatment at the scene.

“She was conveyed to hospital by land ambulance for further treatment.”   

Eyewitnesses close to the incident in Leg Street said that there had been a heavy police presence shortly after.

The Air Ambulance was seen taking off from the scene of the incident at about 4.30pm.

One eyewitness close to the scene said that police ‘had been in and out of one shop’ during the incident.

They added: “The road is cordoned off – we’ve been told locally that it was a stabbing, through word of mouth.

“We’ve been told it took place down an alleyway in the Shrewsbury direction side of the road.

“It’s quite calm at the minute, now police have got the cordon up and they’ve stopped people coming down.

“But they’ve had to stop cars coming up and that’s caused chaos.

“Police seem to be in and out of one shop in the road.”