A stabbing incident occurred on Nelson Street on March 3, 2019, at 8:20 p.m., a result of a robbery that happened at Bristol City Centre. Avon and Somerset Constabulary confirmed that the victim a 19-year-old male from the University of Bristol was found at the crime scene.
Upon receiving numerous reports about a robbery and assault, officers rushed to the scene and found the man suffering from stab wounds on his back. The victim was then rushed to a hospital; his condition is grave but stable.
The University of Bristol confirms on Tuesday at Bristol Live that the victim was indeed a student of the university. A spokesperson from the university advised the students to be more vigilant after the incident that happened on Nelson Street in the city centre. They are also asking for witnesses to come forward on what they have seen during the robbery that happened on Sunday to help out the authorities who have now launched an investigation.
Although incidents like these are very rare, this still had caused worry and concern among the students of the university who lived near the area where the incident had happened. Police have spread awareness to the students of the university on how to keep themselves safe.
Authorities currently have arrested 5 teenagers that are in connection with the robbery that took place. Three boys were arrested and are currently under the custody of the police and are being questioned.
Police currently have the crime under investigation and are asking to call 101, quoting reference number 521-904-6769 for people who have information about the incident. People also have the option to impart information anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or through email at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/