Boy Chased and Stabbed in Preston

8 April 2019, 05:00 | Updated: 8 April 2019, 05:01

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Police are looking for witnesses after a 17-year-old boy was chased and stabbed in Preston.

It happened just before 5pm yesterday (Sunday, April 7th) - close to B&M Bargains on Carlisle Street.

Three teenagers, aged around 15 to 18, chased a 17-year-old boy from Preston and attacked him. He was stabbed in the back and had his bike stolen.

The Air Ambulance were called, who took the boy to Blackpool Victoria Hospital, where he is being treated. His injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

Insp Chris Walsh from Preston Police 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.”

You can call 101 quoting incident number 1095 or email Independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800555111 or online at