Horror as boy, 15, is rushed to hospital after stabbing in Torquay


Horror as boy, 15, is rushed to hospital after stabbing in Torquay

  • The 15-year-old boy received a single stab wound around 6pm in Torquay 
  • Police arrested a 16-year-old boy in connection with this evening’s knife attack
  • Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward with any information  

A schoolboy has been stabbed during an attack in Torquay earlier this evening. 

The victim, a 15-year-old boy, suffered a single stab wound after he was attacked on Carlton Road, Torquay around 6pm. 

Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed the youngster is being treated in Torbay District Hospital where he is described as being in a serious but stable condition. 

The alleged suspect, a 16-year-old boy, is currently in custody having been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm. A 14-year-old boy has also been arrested on suspicion of GBH. He is currently in hospital in a stable condition. 

A 15-year-old boy suffered a single stab wound around 6pm on Carlton Road, Torquay in Devon. A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the attack

A 15-year-old boy suffered a single stab wound around 6pm on Carlton Road, Torquay in Devon. A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the attack

Detective Inspector Prav Naidoo, who is leading the investigation said: ‘We are in the very early stages of our investigation in establishing the circumstances surrounding this incident. Our officers remain in the area to carry out enquiries and conduct searches to assist in the investigation.

‘We have scene guards currently in place on Carlton Road and at the McDonald’s restaurant on Hele Road and road closures in place on Belmont Road and Carlton Road.

‘We are aware that there may be footage circulating on social media which we would like to remind people not to share on social media but instead send to police.

‘We are also appealing for witnesses and would like to hear from anyone with dashcam, doorbell or CCTV footage between the areas of Carlton Road, Belmont Road and Hele Road.

‘Anyone with information which may assist police on this case is asked to contact 101 or via our website quoting log 836 061022.

‘You can also pass information in relation to this incident anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org or by phone 0800 555 111.’



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