A man from Devizes has been charged with attempted murder following a stabbing in the town.

Officers rushed to the Estcourt Street area in Devizes just after 12.30pm on Saturday, June 29, following reports that a man in his 20s had been stabbed.

The victim was airlifted from the scene to Southmead Hospital, and his condition has since been described as 'stable'.

Following an arrest which was made on Saturday, a man from Devizes has now been charged with multiple offences.

Police officers remained at the scene after a man was airlifted to hospitalPolice officers remained at the scene after a man was airlifted to hospital (Image: Trevor Porter)

Kubilay Bostanli, of Anzio Road in Devizes, faces charges of attempted murder, assault by beating, assault of an emergency worker, harassment and possession of a knife.

The 26-year-old has been taken to custody in Melksham and is due to appear at Salisbury Magistrates' Court on Monday, July 1.

“We are aware that both the suspect and victim were seen running within the location near to Kwik-Fit and onto Sidmouth Street immediately after," said Detective Inspector Gareth Kitchener.

"We received multiple calls from members of the public in relation to the incident and would urge any further witnesses who have not already contacted police to get in touch immediately.

“We understand that this incident will have caused concern within the community, especially given it happened in broad daylight on a Saturday afternoon.

"We’d like to reassure residents that we do not believe there to be a wider risk to the public at this time."