Stabbing on Mill Road

19 June 2008

Carly Hilts

Deputy News Editor


Police were called to Mill Road after a man was stabbed outside the Locomotive pub.

The victim, a Cambridge resident, received serious injuries after being assaulted at 2.28 am.

Pub landlord David Foster ran out of The Locomotive after the victim’s friends called for help, and used his belt as a tourniquet on the man’s leg.

Mr Foster told Cambridge Evening News:

“I took my belt off and put it around his leg. A police car was passing and an officer put his foot on the belt to pull it tight, but I think the man lost about three pints – he was bleeding heavily.”

The victim was taken to Addenbrookes hospital but has since been discharged.

A 22-year-old man was arrested and taken to Parkside police station suspected of violent disorder.

Later in the day pools of blood and bloody footprints were still visible on the pavement outside the pub.

The pavement, neighbouring charity shops and part of the road outside the pub were cordoned off by police for several hours while investigations took place.

A member of The Cambridge Student team reported seeing a large area of the street roped off around the Locomotive as far as Sally Ann’s, a neighbouring charity shop. He also saw two police officers standing by and two crime scene investigators in white coats.

However, this attack has not worried all local residents. Cambridge alumna Marika Rose said:

“Although I know that Mill Road has a reputation for not being a very safe place, I’ve lived there for two years and have never had any trouble at all.

“For me, Mill Road is much more about the diverse community and the independent shops: I love living there.”

Cambridgeshire Constabulary have appealed for anyone who was in the area at the time of the assault to contact the police on 0845 456 4564 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.