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Teenager stabbed outside Preston B&M Bargains and flown to hospital

Posted on - 7th April, 2019 - 6:39pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Air ambulance seen taking off shortly after 6pm on Sunday from the retail park Pic: Daniel Gregg/Blog Preston
Air ambulance seen taking off shortly after 6pm on Sunday from the retail park Pic: Daniel Gregg/Blog Preston

A teenager has been airlifted to hospital after a stabbing in Preston city centre.

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Preston Police were called to B&M Bargains in Carlisle Street, near Preston Bus Station and Ringway around 4.45pm on Sunday (7 April).

A 17-year-old boy from Preston has been chased and attacked according to police.

Three teenagers, thought to be between 15 and 18 have chased the boy and stabbed him in the back.

A bicycle was also stolen from the boy during the incident.

North West Air Ambulance landed at Queen Street Retail Park and the victim was transferred to the waiting helicopter by ambulance before he was flown to Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

Air ambulance landing at Queen Street Pic: Andy Speariett/Blog Preston
Air ambulance landing at Queen Street Pic: Andy Speariett/Blog Preston

Preston Police say the boys injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Inspector Chris Walsh said: “We think this was a targeted attack and that both the attackers and victim are known to each other.

“We have a number of officers working on tracing the offenders and arresting them.

“We know they have made off towards Church Street and the Avenham area following the incident.

“Did you see three youths with a bike in this area? Perhaps you were driving in that direction and saw them? If you have any information or potential dash cam footage we need you to get in touch.”

Footage below, shot by Sarah Atherton, shows the emergency services response in Preston city centre.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting incident number 1095 of Sunday 7 April.

Or you can email forcecontrolroom@lancashire.pnn.police.uk or you can call Crimestoppers and give information anonymously on 0800555111.

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