A TEENAGER was said to be in a stable condition yesterday after being stabbed in Wrexham.
The 19-year-old Glyndwr University student was stabbed in the early hours of Wednesday morning in a “random” attack.
Two women were also assaulted and one was treated for minor injuries.
A Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board spokesman yesterday said the 19-year-old was in a stable condition in hospital.
A 20-year-old man from Llay was arrested near the scene of the incident, on Crispin Lane near its junction with Stansty Road and remains in custody.
Witnesses said they saw eight police cars, an armed response unit, the police helicopter and police dogs on the scene as the man was apprehended.
Chief Inspector Neil Maxwell said: “Although the victims were all students at Glyndwr University, the assaults appear to be random at this stage and there is no apparent motive.
“We would appeal to any person who may have witnessed this incident or may have information to assist the police, to make contact.”
Student representatives at the university’s Students Guild are offering support to students who may be concerned by the attack by offering to meet them in the campus’ library.
A statement from guild president Luke Murphy said: “Student safety is of high importance to us and the guild office is always open for students to call in and talk about any worries or concerns they may have.
“We have been reassuring students, addressing any fears or concerns but police have said this is a random assault with no apparent motive.”
There was a noticeable increase in police presence on the campus yesterday, as North Wales Police provided additional officers to reassure students.
Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have information is urged to call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.