Three arrested and one charged in wake of Cowes stabbing

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Officers investigating a serious assault which took place in Cowes in the early hours of Tuesday (July 24) have charged one man and arrested three others.

At around 12.30am on July 24 police received a report that an 18-year-old man had suffered two stab wounds to the back in the area around Love Lane and Windmill Close.

The Cowes man, was taken to St Mary’s Hospital for treatment where his injuries have been described as not life-threatening.

He remains in hospital at this time.

Macauley Watterston, aged 23, from Laundry Lane in Newport has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Cowes stabbing scene – photo by S.Clarke

He has been remanded to appear at Isle of Wight Magistrates Court on Friday (July 27).

As part of police enquiries three other people were arrested:

A 23-year-old man from Carisbrooke has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and has been released from custody without charge, but remains under investigation.

A 23-year-old man from Newport has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of cannabis. He has been released from custody without charge, but remains under investigation.

A 23-year-old man of no fixed address has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. He has been released from custody without charge, but remains under investigation.


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