Marksbury Road stabbing: Police release update after ‘attempted murder’ of 17-year-old boy

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Arrests were made after teen seen ‘carrying machete’

Two Bristol teenagers arrested on suspicion of the attempted murder of a 17-year-old boy have been released on unconditional bail while an investigation continues.

The incident happened at around 7pm on Tuesday night (August 23) on Marksbury Road, Bedminster, before police were alerted by a resident who saw a young male ‘carrying a machete’ down the residential street.

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A 17-year-old boy later arrived at the Bristol Royal Infirmary where he was treated for stab wounds, which were not life threatening.

Officers followed a line of enquiry which led them to a property on Headley Lane, also in Bedminster, where they arrested two boys aged 15 and 16 on suspicion of attempted murder.

A spokesperson from Avon and Somerset Police today confirmed that they had been released on conditional bail and that enquiries are ongoing.

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Police say that although they are ‘keeping an open mind’, they don’t believe that the two stabbings are linked.

Anyone who witnessed the incident on Tuesday evening or has information which could help the investigation is asked to call 101 and provide the call handler with the reference 5222203576.

You can also call Crimestoppers, free and anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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