Man stabbed in Shrewsbury gang attack

By Lucy Todman | Shrewsbury | Crime | Published:

A man was attacked and stabbed by a gang of youths on a busy Shrewsbury street.

The victim, who is in his early 20s, was walking across The Dana footbridge towards Shrewsbury Railway Station at around 5.50pm on Sunday when he was approached by four young men who confronted him verbally and then assaulted him.

The man then walked along Howard Street before being attacked again between the Dana Prison and the Buttermarket nightclub. Again he was assaulted.

During the attack he was stabbed in the leg.

The attackers are described as being in their late teens or early 20s and were wearing hooded tops or coats with the hoods up. At least one of them was wearing a snood or scarf with a skull motif on it, which was partially covering his face.

The victim was taken to hospital for his injuries, which are not thought to be life threatening.

Detective Sergeant Dave Meyer of West Mercia Police said: "This was a deliberate and violent attack by a group of young men. It happened in a well-frequented part of town and we believe many members of the public may have either witnessed it or seen where the attackers fled to.

"I'd urge anybody who did see or hear something to get in touch, as any information provided could contribute to our ongoing investigation."

Anyone with information about the attack should call 101. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or at

Lucy Todman

By Lucy Todman

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star and Shrewsbury Chronicle based in Shrewsbury.


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