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Man arrested after commuter is 'smashed over head with guitar'
Officials confirmed a man, 42, suffered ‘injuries consistent with being struck with a blunt instrument’.(Picture: Plymouth Herald/SWNS)

A man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after allegedly smacking a guitar around another man’s head.

Police were called to Plymouth train station at around 5pm yesterday to initial reports of a stabbing.

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But on arrival, officials confirmed a man, 42, suffered ‘injuries consistent with being struck with a blunt instrument’.

And it is believed that object was a guitar that belonged to the 39-year-old suspect.

He was arrested and remains in police custody.

Man arrested after commuter is 'smashed over head with guitar'
Police were called to Plymouth train station at around 5pm yesterday to initial reports of a stabbing. (Picture: Plymouth Herald/ SWNS)
Man arrested after commuter is 'smashed over head with guitar'
He was arrested and remains in police custody. (Picture: Plymouth Herald/SWNS)

British Transport Police said: ‘A 39-year-old man from Plymouth has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

‘He is in police custody as enquiries continue.’

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Police have also confirmed that the victim’s injuries are not as serious as first thought.

It is understood the victim was checked over by paramedics before being taken to the police station to give a statement.

The suspect was then taken to hospital for treatment.

This morning police confirmed the potential charges had been downgraded to attempting to cause grievous bodily harm but the investigation is continuing.

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The station in Plymouth, Devon, remained open throughout and passengers were able to travel as normal.

British Transport Police is now appealing for witnesses.

Anyone who was at the station and witnessed what happened is urged to get in touch by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 485 of 21/02/2018.

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