**An earlier edition of this story named Duncan Chaney as the victim of Monday's attack. We have been asked to point out that this is incorrect and Mr Chaney was not connected in any way with the incident. We apologise for any confusion or distress caused.

A MAN arrested after another man was stabbed multiple times in Salisbury city centre has been released on conditional bail.

Wiltshire Police arrested the 37-year-old shortly after the incident in Catherine Street on Monday evening on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

Officers add that the injured man, who is in his 40s, is recovering well after being airlifted to Southampton General Hospital.

The force hasn't, however, disclosed what the conditions of the man's bail are.

Det Sgt Laura Cook, from Salisbury CID, said: "Our investigation is continuing and I want to reassure the public that we are making progress.

"I want to thank the local community for their patience and understanding while we have been investigating this assault.

"We have had good co-operation from potential witnesses, but we would continue to urge people to come forward if they have information and haven't yet spoken to police."

Salisbury Journal:

What happened?

On Monday, at around 8.40pm, the victim was stabbed multiple times in Catherine Street, with onlookers left shocked after the he staggered down the road covered in blood.

CCTV seen by the Journal showed the man, aged in his 40s, stumble into Charlie’s Store, topless and bleeding heavily, before staff helped him and phoned for medical assistance.

Police said an air ambulance was then deployed, which landed in the market place, and the victim was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital in a “serious condition” after sustaining “multiple puncture wounds”.

A 37-year-old man was arrested shortly after the attack on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and remains in custody at Melksham Police Station.

Wiltshire Police has not yet confirmed what type of item caused the “puncture wounds” during the attack, or who the victim is.

Following the incident, senior officers looked to reassure residents that “Salisbury remains a very safe city”.

Salisbury Journal:

Inspector Pete Sparrow, from Wiltshire South Community Policing Team, added: “Obviously, incidents of violent crime will raise concerns and create worry, but these types of offences almost always involve people who are known to each other – they are very rarely random attacks.

“[Monday's] assault comes during a busy week for police in the south of the county and I have seen concerns raised by people worried about how safe Salisbury is.

“I want to reassure you that Salisbury remains a very safe city.

“Also, I hope people will find comfort in how quickly we were able to respond to [the] assault. Police were on the scene within four minutes of receiving the 999 call and we quickly made an arrest.

“However, the investigation is ongoing so I would urge anyone who may know something which could assist our enquiries to come forward.”

Anyone with information should call Salisbury CID on 101, quoting crime reference 54190048462. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.