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Boy, 16, is seriously injured as man, 20, and woman, 25, arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

Boy, 16, is seriously injured after being stabbed in ‘targeted attack’ as man, 20, and woman, 25, are arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

  • A 16-year-old boy was stabbed in Stapleford, Nottinghamshire at 5.30am today
  • Police believe teenager was stabbed in Hickings Lane in a ‘targeted attack’
  • A man, 20, and a woman, 25, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

A teenage boy has been seriously injured after he was stabbed in a ‘targeted attack’ in Nottinghamshire as a man and a woman in their twenties were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

The 16-year-old boy was stabbed in Hickings Lane in Stapleford, just before 5.30am today.

Two people, a 20-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman, have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following what police believe was a targeted attack. 

A 16-year-old boy was seriously injured after he was stabbed in Hickings Lane, Stapleford, at 5.30am on December 26 in what police believe was a ‘targeted attack’

This morning, specialist teams wearing protective gear were pictured outside a house in Stapleford, Nottinghamshire

This morning, specialist teams wearing protective gear were pictured outside a house in Stapleford, Nottinghamshire

Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the stabbing. 

Officers arrived on the scene shortly after the stabbing on December 26, and the teenage victim was taken to hospital with serious injuries. 

This morning, specialist teams wearing protective gear were pictured outside a house in Stapleford as police investigations continue.

The area was cordoned off and police cars were parked outside the residential property.

Detective Inspector Ed Cook, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: ‘I understand the concern an incident such as this one can cause in the community. 

A 20-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder as police investigations continue

A 20-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder as police investigations continue

‘Our investigation into what happened is well under way and we believe those involved were known to each other and that there was no risk to the wider public.

‘Officers were quickly on the scene and we have two people in custody. We are not currently looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

‘To further reassure local people we have increased patrols in the area and I would encourage anyone who has questions to come and speak to one of our officers.’

Anyone who has information about what happened is encouraged to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 94 of 26 December.

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