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Man remains in serious condition after machete attack in Coventry city centre

Editorial Correspondent 16th Jul, 2019 Updated: 17th Jul, 2019

A MAN remains in hospital in a serious condition after a machete attack in Coventry city centre.

The incident took place just off Palmer Lane, The Burges, on Monday (July 15) after a group of about five men ambushed the victim.

A Coventry Police spokesperson said: “We’ve launched an investigation after a man was slashed with a machete in Coventry city centre.

“A group of around five men attacked the 34-year-old off Palmer Lane just before 4.30pm and left him with cuts to his arms and chest; the victim remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition. A woman he was with also suffered minor injuries.

“Enquiries are underway to identify and arrest the men responsible and our officers are scouring CCTV in the city centre. No arrests have been made at this stage.

“Any witnesses or anyone with information is urged to contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat at WMP Online or call 101 quoting crime reference 20CV/168105Q/19.”

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