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Man charged with attempted murder in Exeter

Two people were taken to hospital with serious injuries

A man's been charged with two counts of attempted murder after two people were stabbed in Exeter.

Emergency services were called to Bampfylde Street at around 2am on Saturday 18 May.

A 22-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman were taken to hospital. The man is currently in a stable condition after undergoing surgery - the woman has since been discharged.

31-year-old Leon Telemacque, of Clements Road in Birmingham, has been been charged with two counts of attempted murder and possession of a knife.

He's been remanded in custody and is due to appear before Exeter Magistrates' on Monday 20 May.

Detective Inspector Paula Trevett said: “This has been a fast-moving investigation, and I understand the concern caused in the local community.

“There will continue to be a police presence in the City Centre while we carry out enquiries and offer reassurance.

“We do not believe there is a wider risk to the public and we would ask people not to speculate on social media as this could prejudice to any future court process.”

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