Man stabbed in the stomach at Tredworth Co-op
A stabbing incident has sent shockwaves through the community in Tredworth.
The incident happened between 9pm and 10pm on Friday at the Co-operative Store, in High Street.
The 43-year-old victim, from Gloucester, was standing at a cash machine just outside the shop when he was approached by his attacker.
The offender brandished a knife and a fight broke out which continued inside the shop.
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Witnesses told police that glass bottles were thrown and smashed during the fracas. The victim suffered several slash wounds and he was stabbed in the stomach.
Gloucester city councillor Saj Patel (C, Barton and Tredworth) admitted the incident came as a shock.
He said: "It is surprising when there are incidents like this anywhere in the city, and it is upsetting.
"There is definitely a sense of shock in the community.
"It is a very close-knit community we have here and everyone looks out for each other. And from what I hear this wasn't a random incident, clearly there was some issue between the two.
"But it is seriously frightening when there is a weapon involved."
Police have confirmed the two people involved knew each other.
One witness, who did not want to be named, said: "All you could hear were police sirens. The area was cordoned off until I went to bed just before midnight. A neighbour said there was a trail of blood up the road, so it must have been bad."
Sheriff of Gloucester and Tredworth city councillor Said Hansdot added: "There seems to be a lot of violence and things going on like this in the city at the moment."
The victim went to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and he is believed to be recovering well.
Anyone with details should call police on 101 quoting incident 517 of August 30.