Police arrest Bodmin man on suspicion of murder after stabbing

Posted By on 1st May 2023

By Peter Tremayne

Police are continuing to question a 24-year-old Bodmin man on suspicion of murder after a stabbing yesterday (Sunday.)

A man in his 30s was confirmed dead in the Victoria Square area near Castle Canyke Road following reports of what police call “a serious altercation.”  Several other men and women were injured.

The suspect has been arrested on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and causing grievous bodily harm with intent.  He remains in custody.

Police were called shortly after 3am.  The area is close to the Eclipse nightclub.

Detective Inspector Ilona Rosson from the Major Crime Investigation Team said: “Following an incident in Bodmin last night, a man in his 30s has been confirmed deceased and officers are supporting his next of kin.

“At this time we are treating this as an isolated matter and we are not seeking anyone else in connection to this incident.

“This is a live and active police investigation, and I would urge people not to speculate on social media but if you have information which may assist us, please report it.”

East Cornwall Local Policing Superintendent, Rob Youngman said: “This investigation is in its early stages and the public can expect to see a heightened policing presence around Bodmin today whilst enquiries are ongoing.

“Understandably this incident will have an impact on the local community, and our thoughts are with the families of the victims.

“Cordons will stay in place today whilst officers gather information and evidence from the scene.

“Anyone who has not yet been spoken to by officers and has any information which may assist our investigation, please get in touch. This could include any relevant dash-cam, mobile/video phone and CCTV footage from the area of Victoria Square and along Castle Canyke Road.”

Police are using social media to call for witnesses, urging people to contact police them via the Major Incident Public Portal:


North Cornwall MP Scott Mann described news of the stabbing as “truly horrific” adding that his thoughts and prayers were with the friends and families of the victims.