Bristol stabbing: boy dies after being attacked by two people wearing masks

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It is the latest in a number of stabbing attacks in Bristol this year so far

A 16-year-old has died after he was stabbed in the St Philips area of Bristol yesterday (February 14) evening.

Police were called by the ambulance service at 6pm to a report that a boy had been found injured on West Street, where he died at the scene.

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The victim was attacked in Rawnsley Park by two people wearing masks who then left the scene on bicycles, police say.

After being attacked, the victim has then run to Stapleton Road where a motorist has assisted him before he collapsed in West Street.

Detectives have now launched a murder investigation to identify those responsible and a critical incident has been declared.

While formal identification of the victim has not yet taken place, his family have been informed. A post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

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Bristol Commander, Supt Mark Runacres, said: “Tragically, we have lost another young life from our city in utterly horrific circumstances.

“Our thoughts are with the victim’s family at what will be an unimaginably difficult time and officers will continue to support them.

“We are committed to bringing those responsible to justice and we will be working tirelessly to that end.

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“While we are keeping an open mind, there is no clear evidence to suggest this is linked to other recent incidents in the city.”

The A420 was closed between West Street and the Lawrence Hill roundabout to allow crime scene investigators to examine the scene but has since reopened overnight. A cordon remains in place in Rawnsley Park.

Officers continue to make enquiries this morning, including reviewing CCTV footage and there will be increased patrols in the area.

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