Air ambulance attends 'medical emergency' near Northampton park after man is injured in suspected assault

The air ambulance landed in Far Cotton Recreation ground last night.
The air ambulance landed in Far Cotton Recreation ground last night.

The air ambulance landed in a park in Northampton yesterday after a man was injured following an assault.

Air medics arrived at Far Cotton Recreation Ground shortly after 5pm last night (June 26).

A spokeswoman for Northamptonshire Police has confirmed a man was injured in a suspected assault following an 'altercation' in Pleydell Road.

A victim in his 20s suffered wounds to his abdomen. He was flown to the Coventry and Walsgrave General Hospital to receive treatment, but has since been discharged.

A spokeswoman for the East Midlands Ambulance Service could only confirm that there had been a 'medical emergency' last night.

Rumours on social media had suggested the incident involved an argument between two men with dogs, but this has not been confirmed.

“We received a call at 5.05pm on 26 June to an address in Far Cotton," said the EMAS spokeswoman. "The caller reported that there was a medical emergency. We sent the air ambulance, a paramedic in a car and a crewed ambulance, and one patient was taken to Coventry and Walsgrave General Hospital by air ambulance