Witnesses sought after Sandown incident
Surrey Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident after racing at Sandown on Saturday evening.
A number of arrests were made after officers were called to the scene at around 6.15pm, with one man suffering a stab wound to the neck and another sustaining minor injuries.
Injuries to the man who suffered the stab wound are now not believed to be life threatening, according to the Surrey Police website.
Detective Inspector Kevin Jewell, who is leading the investigation, said: "This was a concerning incident resulting in one man receiving what were originally thought to be life threatening injuries.
"A large number of people would have been leaving the venue around the time that the altercation happened so I am certain that members of the public must have seen the incident taking place, and would urge them to contact police as soon as possible.
"Fortunately no one appears to have now suffered any serious injuries during the altercation but we are carrying out a thorough investigation into the incident.
"Our response to this incident was swift and thanks to the public's assistance and that of staff at the racecourse we have already made a number of arrests in connection with the incident.
"We will do everything possible to bring those responsible for offences to justice and to ensure that residents of Surrey and those visiting the county can go about their lawful business safely."
A statement released by Sandown Park said: "We can confirm that a serious assault took place after racing outside the main entrance at Sandown Park Racecourse and the matter is now in the hands of the police.
"Security at our tracks is taken very seriously and it is distressing for everyone involved that an incident like this occurred.
"Situations like this are extremely rare and we will of course assist the police fully whilst they conduct a full investigation. We feel at this time it is inappropriate for us to comment further.
Anyone who witnessed the altercation or with any other information are asked to call Surrey Police on 101, quoting reference P13069880, or call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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