Four people have been arrested in connection with the stabbing of a 16-year-old boy in Deepdale.Advertisement
Preston Police confirmed they were treating the investigation as an attempted murder enquiry.
The teenager was found at an address in Chatham Place, off St Gregory’s Road, at 5.43pm on Wednesday (23 December).
He had been stabbed multiple times in his chest and legs.
Ambulance crews treated the boy at the scene before he was transferred to hospital.
Police say they believe it is a targeted attack and the boy remains in a ‘critical condition’.
A 16-year-old boy, from Preston, and an 18-year-old man, from Leyland, have both been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
Police have also arrested a 17-year-old boy, from Preston, on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.
A 36-year-old woman from Leyland has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.
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All four remain in custody.
DCI Jane Webb, of the Force Major Investigation Team, said: “First and foremost my thoughts remain with the young victim in this case who remains critically ill in hospital. His family are being supported by specially-trained officers at this difficult time.
“While we have now made a number of arrests, our enquiries remain very much ongoing and I would ask anybody with information, CCTV or dashcam footage which could assist with this inquiry to come forward.
“Although we believe this was a targeted attack, there will continue to be a visible police presence in the area and reassurance patrols have been increased.”
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Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting log 0575 of December 24, 2020.
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