Trowbridge Park sealed off after man suffers slash wound

23 July 2018, 14:24 | Updated: 23 July 2018, 14:26

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A Wiltshire park has been partly cordoned off after a man was taken to hospital with a slash wound to his shoulder.

Police were called to an address in Rosefield Court, Trowbridge, on Sunday night after reports a man had been injured in an earlier assault. 

He was taken to Royal United Hospital in Bath and his injuries are not thought to be life-changing or life-threatening. 

An area of Trowbridge Park is sealed off as investigations continue. 

A 32-year-old man from the town has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and is currently in police custody. 

Det Insp Nick Mawson, from Melksham CID, said: ''We are still in the early stages of the investigation and we need to try to speak to the victim to find out more about what happened to him. 

''I know incidents like this are worrying for the local community, but I want to reassure everyone that we do not believe there is any risk to the wider public. ''Our initial enquiries suggest this was a targeted assault and we are now working hard to find out who is responsible.'' 

Community Policing Team officers and staff are carrying out extra patrols around Trowbridge. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Melksham CID on 101, quoting crime reference number 54180068258. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.