Teenager in hospital after being stabbed in street

January 03 2021
Teenager in hospital after being stabbed in street

A 15-YEAR-old boy is in hospital after being stabbed in broad daylight in a Fishponds street.

The teenager, who was on a scooter, was attacked in Downend Road (above), near the junction with Lawn Road, at about 12.20pm on New Year’s Day.

He was taken to hospital, where police say he was recovering today.

Two men, aged 22 and 28, have been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm in connection with the incident, and were in custody today.

Police say the boy suffered a number of stab wounds but his injuries "are not considered to be life-threatening or life-changing".

Officers have been viewing CCTV footage taken nearby as part of their enquiry.

Police are calling on any witnesses who have yet to come forward or anyone else with information about the incident to call them on 101 and quote the crime reference number 5221 000 288.

Acting Detective Inspector Mark Newbury said: “We are keen to hear from any witnesses who were in the area at that time, or drivers who potentially may have useful dashcam footage.

Thankfully incidents of this nature are rare, but we’re conscious a similar assault occurred in Bristol city centre, in which a 17-year-old was injured on New Year’s Eve. He remains in hospital but his condition is also not believed to be life-threatening.

At this time the two incidents are separate investigations but we are keeping an open mind as to whether they may be linked.

Our neighbourhood teams are aware and additional patrols will be carried out as a precaution.”