Police have charged a 25-year-old man from Saltash with attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon, following a stabbing in the town.

Andrew Barker has been remanded into police custody to attend Bodmin Magistrates court today, Thursday May 29.

Police say they have been out in the Alamein Road Area of Saltash and will continue to do so over the next few days to answer any concerns the public may have and continue with the investigation.

With a spokesman adding: "We understand that people are naturally concerned as this type of incident is rare in Cornwall.

Our enquiries are ongoing and we are appealing for any witnesses who may have been in the Alamein Road area of Saltash on Tuesday, May 27 to contact police on 101 quoting police reference 378 270514.

Alternatively call crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or report online at www.Crimestoppers-uk.org.

A woman who was arrested has been released with no further action being taken.

The charge follows an alledged incident on May 27, with police called to an address in Saltash after reports that a man had been stabbed.

The Air Ambulance also in attended and a local man, aged 19, was taken to Derriford Hospital suffering from a number of stab wounds to his body. He remains there at this time.