Marksbury Road: Two teenagers arrested for attempted murder after 17-year-old boy is stabbed

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The stabbing happened in Marksbury Road in south Bristol

Two teenagers aged 15 and 16 have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed in south Bristol last night (August 23).

Armed police and a police helicopter were called to the scene of the stabbing in Marksbury Road at 7pm. The victim today remains in hospital where he is being treated for injuries not believed to be life threatening or life changing.

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In a statement Avon and Somerset Police said two teenage boys were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder from a property, also in south Bristol, at around 8.30pm. They remain in police custody today.

Detectives say they believe the incident was ‘isolated’ and involved people who knew each other. They add that officers will continue to carry out door-to-door enquiries as part of a ‘thorough investigation’.

Marksbury Road - where a teenager was stabbedMarksbury Road - where a teenager was stabbed
Marksbury Road - where a teenager was stabbed | Google Maps

Detective Inspector Peter Walker said: “We understand the concern an incident like this which involves young people will cause the community and we’d like to reassure them we’re carrying out a thorough investigation into what took place.

“While we are at the early stages of our inquiry, we believe this to be an isolated incident involving individuals known to each other.

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“Officers have already spoken to a number of witnesses and have also been going door-to-door to see if anyone has any additional information.

“Specialist crime scene investigators have examined the scene while we will also be reviewing CCTV from the area.

“To provide reassurance to local residents we will also be carrying out additional patrols in the area and I’d urge anyone with any information or concerns about the incident to approach an officer.”

Last month, the force was awarded £2.2million to tackle serious violence over the next three years. It will be used to bring in high-visibility insight-led patrols in locations where evidence suggests serious violence is most likely to occur.

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DI Walker added: “Neighbourhood policing teams are also carrying out days and weeks of action, working closely with education and youth groups to deter and divert young people who are vulnerable to exploitation and involvement from criminal activity and violence.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information which could help our inquiry is asked to call 101 and provide the call handler with the reference 5222203576.