Police appeal after 13-year-old boy stabbed on Ribbleton Lane

Posted on - 6th December, 2021 - 9:41am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Deepdale, Lancashire Police, Preston News, Ribbleton
Police attend the scene on Ribbleton Lane

Police are appealing after an attacker stabbed a 13-year-old boy in the leg on Ribbleton Lane last Saturday.


Police attended the scene around 8.30pm on Saturday 4 December after receiving reports of an assault on a teenage boy on Ribbleton Lane, Preston.

They found a 13-year-old with stab wounds to his leg, and he received treatment at the hospital. At this time, his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

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Det Ch Insp Mike Gladwin of Preston Police said: “This is a shocking attack, which has left a teenage boy in hospital with stab wounds.

“Our enquiries are very much underway, and we would ask anybody with information about it to get in touch with us as soon as possible.”

“At this time, we believe it was a targeted attack, and there is no wider threat to the public. However, patrols will be stepped up in the area to offer reassurance to residents.”

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No arrests have been made, but an investigation has been launched. Police are appealing for information from the public, who are asked to get in contact immediately.

Anybody with information should contact 101, quoting log 289 of 4 December.

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