Teenager boy is arrested following stabbing incident in Bury St Edmunds

Officers are appealing for witnesses or information following a stabbing which took place in Bury St Edmunds yesterday, Tuesday, March 20.

Police were called at 6.15pm to reports of a person with a knife in the town centre. 

Officers quickly attended the scene and located a teenage boy in the pedestrianised area between Cornhill and Brentgovel  Street who had been assaulted. The boy had sustained a stab wound in his lower back and was taken to the West Suffolk Hospital for treatment but was discharged last night.

Officers immediately located and arrested a 17-year-old boy from Bury St Edmunds on suspicion of causing grevious bodily harm. He was taken to the Police Investigation Centre in Bury St Edmunds where he will be questioned by detectives.

Anybody who witnessed the incident or who has any information are asked to call Suffolk Police on 101, quoting reference 15215/18. Alternatively, call the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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