Boy stabbed during park attack

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 15-year-old boy was assaulted in Sandbach Park.

Police say the teenager was walking through the park with two friends at around 11.30pm on Saturday (29 June),  when a group of boys approached them and attacked him. They say when he got home he discovered a puncture wound, which may have been caused with a knife.

The three suspects were aged approximately 17-years-old. Two of the boys were white and one of the boys was black. All were wearing casual clothing.

Inspector Penny Jones said: “Incidents such as this are thankfully very rare in Sandbach and we want to make sure it stays that way.

“While we are working to trace the suspects we are stepping up patrols in Sandbach Park and Elworth Park. We are aware that there have been issues with anti-social behaviour in the parks and we do not want to see this as an escalation of the issue.

“We are stepping up patrols in both parks and are also asking residents to report any anti-social behaviour to us so that we can tackle this head on.

“We have been back into local schools this week working with pupils in an attempt to prevent them being attracted in to carry knives or any weapons, highlighting the serious and potentially fatal consequences of doing so. Anyone found unlawfully in possession of knives or other weapons in a public place can expect to face the consequence before a magistrate’s court.”

Anyone with information should contact Sandbach Police on 101 or via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries/ quoting IML 442266. Alternatively information can be given anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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