Detectives ask driver to come forward as they continue to investigate February stabbing in Hillmorton

Police stressed the driver is not a suspect - but he may have seen the incident and so be able to assist the investigation

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 5:13 pm
Updated Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 5:16 pm

Detectives investigating the alleged attempted murder of a man in Hillmorton wish to speak to a driver who they believe was in the area at the time.

Police stressed that the driver is not being treated as a suspect, but may have witnessed the incident.

On Sunday, February 7, police were called to a report of a man being attacked on Balcombe Road at around 12.20pm.

The scene of the stabbing.

Emergency services and officers attended the scene and found a man in his twenties had suffered two stab wounds.

For men have been charged in connection with incident.

Detectives are now trying to identify and locate the driver of what was described as a ‘well-polished’ black 4x4 Land Rover Discovery that was seen in the area at around 12.30pm.

Detective Constable Caroline McMurchie from Warwickshire Police Major Investigation Unit said: “We believe the driver of the Discovery stopped at the site of the incident, got out the car and asked what was going on.

"He is described as having ginger hair, in his late 30s or 40s, around six feet tall and of average build. He was wearing jeans.

“We’re not treating the man as a suspect but he may have information vital to our ongoing enquiries.”

Four men have been charged in connection with the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident 120 of 7 February 2021. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.