Third teenager arrested in connection with Swindon stabbing
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A third teenager has been arrested in connection with a stabbing in Swindon earlier this week.
A 13-year-old boy suffered knife wounds, and a 16-year-old suffered injuries to his face after being assaulted on the cycle path between Westmead Industrial Estate and Shaw Forest Park on Monday evening (24/07) just before 6pm.
Two teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of ABH and GBH with intent, and a third has been arrested on suspicion of GBH with intent. They have all been released on bail pending further enquiries.
Supt Joe Saunders, from Swindon Police said: “We are seeing a worrying number of offences involving knives and young people.
“Safer Public Spaces and Tackling Violence remain clear priorities for the Force, outlined by our new Chief Constable, Catherine Roper, and we are continuing to work relentlessly to make Swindon as safe a place to live as possible.
“But combating knife crime and youth and gang related violence remains something that can’t be done by the police officers alone.
“We rely on communities for information, and we’re working tirelessly with our partners to create a joined-up approach to educate the public on the dangers of carrying knives.
“I would urge anyone with any information to please contact us on 999 in an emergency, 101 in a non-emergency or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.”
If you saw what happened on Monday or you have information that could help with our enquiries please contact us on 101 quoting reference number 54230077868.