A MAN has been arrested after a student was stabbed in the early hours of the morning in Wrexham.
Police are investigating the incident which occurred on Crispin Lane between 1am and 2am yesterday where three people, all students at Glyndwr University, were assaulted.
A 19-year-old man was stabbed in the back and taken to hospital. One woman also suffered minor injuries and another was unharmed.
Police say a 20-year-old man from Llay has been arrested following the incident and they were not looking for any other suspects.
Witnesses said eight police cars and about 20 police officers, including armed officers, joined the hunt for a man who was apprehended at the spot where Crispin Lane meets Stansty Road.
Chief Inspector Neil Maxwell said: “The suspect is a local male from the Llay area.
Although the victims were all students at Glyndwr University, the assaults appear to be random at this stage and there is no apparent motive.”
A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called at 1.40am to reports of an incident on Crispin Lane, Wrexham.
“We sent a rapid response vehicle and an emergency ambulance to the scene, and a 19-year-old man with a back injury was taken to Wrexham Maelor Hospital.”
One resident on Stansty Road said he was awoken by the police helicopter overhead.
Richard Preist-Jones said: “I was woken up by the police helicopter and then the flashing lights. I went downstairs and couldn’t believe what I could see.
“There were about eight police cars, an unmarked police car and an armed response unit. I could see at least four officers with fire arms.
“You really do not expect to see that outside your house.”
Residents on Crispin Lane and Stansty Road said they were shocked by the incident.
Manon Wyn Thomas, a student at Glyndwr University, had been walking back home from the Centenary Club on the Mold Road campus to her house near Stansty Road when she saw a heavy police presence.
She said: “It is terrifying to think that something like this would happen here.
“It’s scary, I walk this road often to university and from nights out.”
Cherie Davies, a 39-year-old mother who lives on Crispin Lane said: “This is scary.
“I have two teenage boys here and they are out and about and to think something like this has happened here is horrible.”
Lynda Powell, the university’s director of campus management and commercial services, said: “The university is working closely with North Wales Police, who have provided additional officers to reassure students and the local community that this was an isolated incident which is being thoroughly investigated.”
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or may have information to assist the police, are urged to call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.