POLICE were called to reports of an altercation and serious assault in Kestor Drive, Exwick shortly after 11pm on Sunday, October 8.

It was further reported that a group of around five people had been involved and there was information to suggest that people were in possession of knives and bats.

An 18-year-old man sustained multiple stab wounds was taken to hospital with serious injuries which are not being treated as life-threatening at this time.

Following enquiries in the area four males, two aged 15, a 17-year-old and an 18-year-old were arrested on suspicion of Section 18 causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

A 37-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

They all remain in police custody this morning, Monday, October 9.

Detective Inspector Suzie Vranch said: “Officers remain in the area this morning with a scene guard in place and this will be the case for the rest of today and likely into tomorrow too whilst we carry out further enquiries.

“I’d encourage anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed the incident or have any information which might assist our enquiries to please get in touch.”

Anyone with information or dash cam, doorbell or CCTV footage which may be relevant is asked to contact police by calling 101 quoting log 979 of October 8.