Hunt for masked suspects after boy, 17, stabbed to death in 'targeted attack'

A 17-year-old boy has been stabbed to death in High Wycombe in what was described as a ‘targeted attack’.

Thames Valley Police were called to the main car parks of Easton Street, near the train station, on Sunday evening.

Despite the efforts of emergency services, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. He is yet to be formally identified.

Another boy, also the same age, was wounded and has been rushed to hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Police have now launched a murder investigation, and are hunting four masked offenders.

The incident happened just after 7pm when members of the public would have been using the car parks.

Easton Street between Crendon Street and Wycombe Magistrates’ Court was shut off by officers.

Senior investigating officer, detective superintendent Kevin Brown, said: ‘We are in the very early stages of this investigation and details as to what has happened are currently very limited.

‘The incident occurred between around 7pm and 7.30 pm close to the main car parks of Easton Street at a time when members of the public would have been using the car parks, attending the theatre or preparing for a night out in the town.

‘It is therefore very important that anyone who was close to Easton Street at this time and saw something unusual or out of the ordinary or indeed knows anything about this incident gets in touch as soon as possible.

‘Anyone who has any information or footage from dash-cams, doorbells or CCTV close to Easton Street is urged to make contact.

‘This is a tragic incident in which a teenage boy has been killed, and I know that it will cause a great deal of concern in the community.

‘I’d like to reassure everyone that we are carrying out a thorough investigation into what appears to be a targeted attack. Members of the public will see a large police presence in the area while our investigation takes place.’

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