A MAN that was arrested yesterday over the stabbing incident in Cirencester is still in police custody this morning.

A spokesperson for Gloucestershire Police said: "I can confirm that the 30-year-old man remains in police custody this morning."

The attack took place at an address in St Michael's Road, Watermoor on the morning of Thursday, April 20.

The victim has been identified as 42-year-old Cirencester man Paul Allen who is recovering in a Swindon hospital.

Police arrested a 30-year-old man in Countess Lilias Road, Chesterton, in connection with the incident.

A witness, who wished to remain anonymous, told the Standard that he saw a man throwing a brick through the window of the victim's property.

The suspect then climbed in through the window before coming out again several minutes later.

The victim then came out with blood on his face claiming he'd been stabbed.

The witness said: “I heard a lot of noise this morning.

“It was bang, bang, bang, then this guy shouted out ‘Last chance, last chance now.

“With that he picked a brick up and smashed the back kitchen window and climbed in through the window.

“I wondered what was going on and looked out again.

“The guy came out of the doorway and walked casually up the path."

The man who had been stabbed then “came out and he had blood all around his eye and shouted ‘I’ve been stabbed’”, said the witness.

According to nearby residents this is the third time the property's windows have been smashed.

A Gloucestershire Police spokesman said: "We received report of an assault at St Michael's Rd, Cirencester, just after 6am.

"A man was taken to hospital in Swindon for treatment to an eye injury."