Two Plymouth men arrested after Ernesettle man left in pool of blood
POLICE have made two arrests after a man was found with stab wounds.
Officers and paramedics were called to a cul-de-sac in Ernesettle at around 9.30pm on Tuesday night following reports of an incident outside a block of flats.
The alleged victim, said to be aged in his late 20s, was found to have a number of wounds to his arms and back, leaving puddles of blood outside the door to a first floor flat in Exeter Close.
Police sealed off the area with tape while scene of crimes officers carried out a forensic examination.
Other officers carried out searches of the immediate area for the suspected weapon, although it is not yet known if the item was found.
The injured man was later taken to Derriford Hospital where he was treated for his wounds, although police stressed his injuries were not considered to be life threatening.
Neighbours in the area said police had returned to the properties yesterday and had taken a number of clothes from a first floor flat in the block.
One neighbour, who asked not to be named, said she had called on an elderly resident who lived in the block to make sure she was okay following the traumatic incident.
The neighbour said: "You can still see all the blood outside her front door.
"My husband is worried when I go out now, worried that he won't be able to protect me."
Police said that two men - aged 18 and 22 – were later arrested on suspicion of wounding.
Both men were taken to Charles Cross police station where they were interviewed in connection with the incident.
The pair have been released on bail until May 9.
This morning police revealed that the victim was a "vulnerable adult" and that the incident is thought to have taken place in a communal area of the building.
Anyone who has information about the incident or can assist police with their inquiry, should contact them on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 quoting crime reference number EL/13/604.