POLICE have arrested two men in connection with a stabbing on Bodmin's Higher Bore Street in the early hours of Friday.
A 24-year-old man was punched and stabbed three times in the buttock and as a result of a police hunt two men, aged 18 and 20, were arrested on Saturday evening. Both have been released on bail until January 9.
The victim was walking along the street near the public toilets with his partner between 6.50am to 7am on Friday when words were allegedly exchanged with a group of seven men walking in the opposite direction on the other side of the road.
The victim and one of the men then met in the middle of the road before the victim was punched in the face, causing him to fall to the floor, police said.
After being punched several times, a man then allegedly stabbed the victim three times in the buttock.
One of the stab wounds required treatment on the scene from paramedics who stitched the incision back together. Hospital treatment wasn't required.
The victim also had bruising and swelling to the left side of his face as a result of the blows.
Meanwhile, a separate incident occurred 24 hours later on Wallace Road, Bodmin, when a male was struck with an unknown object causing a two-inch cut to the face.
The victim required hospital treatment and no arrests have currently been made.