Stockwood teen stabbing: Police issue statement as man, 61, arrested
A police cordon is still in place near the BMX track in Stockwood
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Police have arrested a man after two young men sustained injuries during an clash in Stockwood last night (April 23). A 61-year-old man was arrested and taken into police custody after receiving treatment at Royal United Hospital in Bath.
A 16-year-old boy and a 20-year-old man were treated at Bristol Royal Infirmary for injuries sustained in the incident at the Stockwood bike park Pump Track near Whittock Road.
None of the injuries were deemed life threatening or life changing, according to Avon & Somerset Police.
Acordon is currently in place at Stockwood Pump Track to allow specialist crime scene investigators to examine the area.
The incident happened around 9pm on Sunday evening (April 23) and the injured teenager ran to the nearby Harvesters pub for help. Thelandlady used bar towels on the injured boy’s wound before the ambulance arrived.
The full police statement reads: “Detectives are investigating an altercation between a number of young men and another man at Stockwood Pump Track at around 9pm yesterday (Monday 23 April).
“A 16-year-old boy and a 20-year-old man were treated at Bristol Royal Infirmary for injuries sustained in the incident. A 61-year-old man also received treatment at Royal United Hospital in Bath before being arrested and taken into police custody.
“Thankfully, none of the injuries are deemed life threatening or life changing. A cordon is currently in place at Stockwood Pump Track to allow specialist crime scene investigators examine the area.”
Graham Morris, Conservative Councillor for Stockwood Ward, says: “Like many, we are saddened to hear of a stabbing in Stockwood Ward.
“Thankfully this is a rare occurrence and we hope it stays this way. We hope the victim makes a full recovery and the perpetrator is identified and prosecuted.
“We would like to thank the emergency services for their prompt response.“Individuals need to realise the consequences of their actions. If the knife had penetrated another part of the body we could be talking about a murder. Carrying knives can only lead to negative consequences and we need to do what we can to enable people to make the right choices.”
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Stockwood councillor Jonathan Hucker called for more police patrols in the area.
He said: “I am truly shocked to hear about this. ASB does exist in parts of Stockwood but this is the first such incidence of knife crime of which I am aware. I am asking the police to step up patrols in the area”.
Police say anyone who witnessed the incident or who has footage which could help the inquiry should phone 101 and provide the call handler with the reference 5223094229.