August 04, 2020

Passenger stabbed after argument with another driver at M5 junction near Weston-super-Mare

July 11, 2020

A car passenger was stabbed at a motorway junction after an argument with the driver of another car, police have said.

Paramedics were called to the southbound slip road at Junction 21 of the M5 at 10.10pm on Friday where they found a man with stab wounds, Avon and Somerset Police said.

The victim, 26, was a passenger in a car waiting at traffic lights to exit the motorway near Weston-super-Mare.

He got into a dispute with the driver of another car waiting at the lights, which ended in him being stabbed, the force added.

Police tracked down the vehicle and arrested a 42-year-old man from Birmingham on suspicion of wounding with intent. He is currently being questioned in custody.

The 26-year-old is still in hospital, but doctors say his injuries are not life-threatening.

Inquiries into the incident are still ongoing, but police said in a statement: "At about 10.10pm, we received a call from the ambulance service to attend this location after a 26-year-old man suffered stab injuries.

"The victim was a passenger in a car which had just exited the M5 at this junction and was at a set of traffic lights. A dispute then ensued with the driver of another car, following which the victim was stabbed."

The road was closed for forensic investigators to search the scene but has now been reopened.

If you saw any part of this incident and haven't yet spoken to the police, please contact the Avon and Somerset force on 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5220152683.

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