Stab victims accounted for up to 21 admissions to hospitals in Dyfed and Powys last year, figures suggest.

The Ben Kinsella Trust anti-knife crime charity said the Government must take steps to prevent another rise in attacks across the country as coronavirus restrictions are eased.

NHS Digital suppresses small numbers to protect victims’ identities, but data shows there were between three and 21 hospital admissions in Dyfed and Powys following an assault with a sharp object in 2020.

This was compared to none the year before.