POLICE have renewed their appeal for witnesses following yet another stabbing incident Trowbridge.

Searches have been carried out for a bladed weapon in parts of the town centre after a man in his 40s was injured in an incident in the early hours of Sunday morning (24/11).

The man staggered into Trowbridge Police Station just before 4.45am to say he had been attacked.

He was taken to the Royal United Hospital in Bath to receive treatment for his injuries but his condition is not believed to be life-threatening.

At this stage nobody has been arrested, but the Wiltshire Police investigation is continuing in the areas around Charlotte Square.

On Sunday, police cordoned off three areas: one around an address in Charlotte Square, the second at nearby St James’ Church and the third outside the Trowbridge Police Station in Polebarn Road.

Police asked Wiltshire Council contractors and residents not to empty bins and boxes in some areas.The hold on bin collections has since been lifted.

A Wiltshire Council spokesman said: “People should not report these as missed as we will return to empty them as soon as clearance has been given.

“As this is an ongoing investigation, we cannot comment further at this stage.”

Acting Det Sgt James Fry, from Central CID, said: “We would like to thank the public for their assistance in the early stages of this investigation and to reassure them that this is being treated as an isolated incident.

“Further to our previous appeal, we would be keen to hear from anyone who may have been in the areas of Timbrell Street, Church Street, Charlotte Square or Church Walk during the early hours of Sunday and may have witnessed an altercation or activity which they believe could be linked to this incident.

“Detailed searches of the bins in the immediate area have been conducted and Wiltshire Council has been advised there is no longer a requirement to put a hold on bin collection.

“Whilst extensive CCTV enquiries have been conducted, people who live within the town centre area are urged to check any private CCTV between the hours of 4am and 4.45am hours on Sunday and to report sightings of people walking in the area to the police.

“We would also be keen to hear from anyone who has found any discarded weapons which may be of interest to police.”

On Monday, the Reverend Rob Thomas, from St James' Church, said they relocated Sunday's Holy Communion service to the Church Hall, where earlier a breakfast had been held.

He added: “But we did go ahead with a communion service and we prayed for the victim, the perpetrator and the police who were there to deal with it."

If you can help police, call Central CID on 101 and quote crime reference number 54190116640, or Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.