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A 15-year-old boy was rushed to hospital last night after becoming the latest victim of a stabbing. Emergency services descended on a residential street in Torquay, Devon, to find the boy with a stab wound. He remains in hospital with serious injuries.
A second boy, aged 14, is also in hospital – and has been arrested on suspicion of GBH.
According to Devon Live, a 16-year-old boy from Torquay, who is believed to have been known to the victim, was also arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm (GBH) and remains in custody.
Detective Inspector Prav Naidoo, from Devon and Cornwall Police, said: “We are in the very early stages of our investigation in establishing the circumstances surrounding this incident. Our officers remain in the area to carry out enquiries and conduct searches to assist in the investigation. We have scene guards currently in place on Carlton Road and at the McDonald’s restaurant on Hele Road and road closures in place on Belmont Road and Carlton Road.”
The officer added: “We are aware that there may be footage circulating on social media which we would like to remind people not to share on social media but instead send to police.
“We are also appealing for witnesses and would like to hear from anyone with dashcam, doorbell or CCTV footage between the areas of Carlton Road, Belmont Road and Hele Road.
“Anyone with information which may assist police on this case is asked to contact 101 or via our website quoting log 836 061022. You can also pass information in relation to this incident anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org or by phone 0800 555 111.”
The investigation in Torquay continues.
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