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Boy stabbed in the head in Avenham Park in broad daylight attack

Written by on July 7, 2020

A boy has been stabbed in the head during a broad daylight attack in a Preston park.

Police were called to Avenham Park at around 5.15pm on Monday (July 6) to reports that a teenager had been stabbed near to the old Tram Bridge.

The boy, aged 17, suffered an injury to his his head and was rushed to Royal Preston Hospital.

His injury was not thought to be serious and he has now been discharged from hospital, confirm police.

His attacker was believed to be part of a group of four males who escaped the scene in a black car.

Police are currently trying to locate them.

An area of the park was cordoned off while police enquiries took place.

A spokesperson for Lancashire Police told LancsLive: “We were called at around 5.15pm on Monday, July 6th, to the report that a teenager had been stabbed in Avenham Park, Preston close to the old Tram Bridge.

“The victim, 17, received an injury to his head and was taken by ambulance to Royal Preston Hospital. His injury was not serious and he has now been discharged from hospital.

“It is believed that the offender was part of a group of four males who made off from the area in a black car. They are currently being sought by police.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting incident reference 978 of July 6.

Alternatively, you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.