OFFICERS arrested two people after a man was stabbed in the chest at a town centre park in a daylight attack.

Police and ambulance crews were called to GWR Park at 3.30pm today to treat the victim while armed officers searched for potential attackers.

An ambulance took an injured man in his 20s to Great Western Hospital. His condition is described as stable and his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Police arrested a 38-year-old man from Swindon in connection with the incident shortly afterwards.

Armed officers then arrested a 41-year-old man from Swindon on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent at around 6.45pm in the Parade.

Both men remain in custody at Gablecross Police Station.

Detective sergeant Scott Anger from Swindon CID said: "I know the deployment of armed officers in the town centre at a time when there were lots of people about will have been concerning.

"However, I would like to reassure you that this was a precautionary measure due to the nature of the incident and the fact that a knife or blade had been used in the assault.

"We know there were many people in the park this afternoon, so if you saw the altercation or any of the people involved beforehand, then please contact us.

"We are trying to piece together a picture of what happened and information from witnesses will be key."

A cordon surrounded the Chuch Place entrance of Faringdon Road park while police investigated the scene of the stabbing.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident. Anyone with information that could help with their enquiries should call 101 immediately.