Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was left critically injured after being stabbed inside a property in Preston.Advertisement
Officers were called to an address in Chatham Place, Deepdale at 5.43pm yesterday (23 December) where the 16-year-old boy was found with stab injuries to his chest and legs.
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He was initially treated at the scene, off St Gregory’s Road, but was later transferred to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.
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Officers are now looking to speak to two men who were seen entering the property shortly before the teenager received his injuries and leaving a short time later.
They are both described as having their hoods up and possibly wearing tracksuit bottoms.
No arrests have been made at this stage and enquiries are ongoing.
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Detectives are treating this as a targeted attack and don’t believe there is a wider threat to the public. There is a visible police presence at the scene and reassurance patrols will be increased in the area over the coming days.
Det Supt Nick Connaughton, of the Force Major Investigation Team, said: “This incident has left a young man fighting for his life and my thoughts are very much with his family at this time.
“Our immediate priority is finding those responsible for this attack and getting them into custody.
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“While I appreciate this incident will have caused the community a great deal of concern, and I would reassure the public that we have a significant number of officers working on this case and we are asking for their help in identifying those responsible.
“If you saw anything suspicious in the area at the time or you have dashcam or CCTV footage that could assist with our enquiries then I would ask that you contact us as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting log 0575 of December 24, 2020.
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