Two runners could hold key to Fishponds stabbing investigation
POLICE are trying to trace two men they think could be key witnesses to the stabbing of a teenager in Fishponds.
A 17-year-old boy was seriously injured in an assault in Ridgeway Road on the evening of February 12.
Five people aged between 16 and 19 have been charged with offences in connection with the incident, including three with attempted murder.
And a 49-year-old man was arrested yesterday on suspicion of assisting an offender.
Now police have appealed for two men who were seen in the area to come forward, as they think the pair may have witnessed the assault, which happened at about 8pm.
An Avon and Somerset police spokesperson said: "A witness recalls seeing two men in the area at the time who we’ve so far been unable to trace.
"The pair are described as white, in their 20s, of average build and almost 6ft tall, and we’ve been told it looked like they were out running.
"It’s possible they may have seen something that could assist our enquiries and therefore ask them to make contact with us – even if it is to say they didn’t witness the incident."
Anyone who has information about the incident but has not yet talked to the police is being asked to call 101, quoting crime reference number 5221 031 520.
The five people charged in connection with the incident appeared at Bristol Crown Court today and were remanded to appear again on July 16.
The only defendant who can be named is 19-year-old Jaheim Mullings, of Downton Road, Knowle West, who is accused of attempting to murder the 17-year-old and another boy, aged 16, who was stabbed several times in Wells Road, Totterdown, on April 18.
The 49-year-old man arrested yesterday has since been released under investigation.